03/16/2012 06:30:00 AM
Elizabeth Mackintosh, aka Gordon Daviot,aka Josephine Tey. Few people have heard of
03/14/2012 02:01:00 AM
Yul Brynner as King Mongkut does the polka with Debra Kerr. Image courtesy of www.amuseum.org. Yul Brynner made a career out of playing a Thai king who danced the polka.
03/12/2012 02:01:00 AM
The Cardmaker From
03/09/2012 02:01:00 AM
John James Audubon (1785-1851)Oil on canvas by John Syme, 1826Currently hanging in the
03/07/2012 02:01:00 AM
Los Borrachos or The Drunks, 1629, by Diego Velázquez. Velázquez
03/06/2012 02:01:00 AM
02/23/2012 02:01:00 AM
A portrait of Murakasi Shikibu by Tosa Mitsuoki, painted in Yamato-e, the classical Japanese style, 12th century. What is generally acknowledged as the world's first novel was written by a Japanese woman a thousand years ago.
02/07/2012 02:01:00 AM
Dinky Bird, 1904, from Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood. When I was 19, a friend gave me a poster of the above work by Maxfield Parrish. She said it reminded her of me.
02/02/2012 02:01:00 AM
Image courtesy of UNESCO (see link below). Borobudur is a temple located in central Java.
01/31/2012 02:01:00 AM
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, illustration from Lee, H., 1887.
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a Curious Fable of the Cotton
Plant, to Which is Added a Sketch of the History of Cotton and
the Cotton Trade.