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In December 1849, John Whipple made his first photograph of the moon, a daguerreotype taken through the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge.  Although he did not make the first lunar photograph in America, in terms of accuracy and aesthetics Whipple produced what were internationally recognized as the most sublime photographs of the moon.

John Adams Whipple | The Moon | The Met

In December 1849, John Whipple made his first photograph of the moon, a daguerreotype taken through the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge. Although he did not make the first lunar photograph in America, in terms of accuracy and aesthetics Whipple produced what were internationally recognized as the most sublime photographs of the moon

James Wallace Black (American, 1825-1896) and John Adams Whipple (American, 1822-1891). The Moon, 1857-60. Salted paper print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert O. Dougan Collection, Gift of Warner Communications Inc., 1981 (1981.1229.19). #CosmicWonders #MetonPaper100

John Adams Whipple | The Moon | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In December 1849, John Whipple made his first photograph of the moon, a daguerreotype taken through the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge. Although he did not make the first lunar photograph in America, in terms of accuracy and aesthetics Whipple produced what were internationally recognized as the most sublime photographs of the moon

Albert Renger-Patzsch - Proclamation, sculpture (1924) by Georg Kolbe, in the Behnhaus museum garden, Lübeck; Regenpfeifer (plover), ca. 1927

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regardintemporel: “ Albert Renger-Patzsch - Proclamation, sculpture (1924) by Georg Kolbe, in the Behnhaus museum garden, Lübeck; Regenpfeifer (plover), ca. 1927 ”

Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch). Untitled. c. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 11 3/4 × 9 3/16" (29.8 × 23.4 cm). Robert and Joyce Menschel Fund. 315.1993. © 2019 Dora Maar Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photography

Dora Maar. Untitled. c. 1935 | MoMA

Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch). Untitled. c. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 11 3/4 × 9 3/16" (29.8 × 23.4 cm). Robert and Joyce Menschel Fund. 315.1993. © 2019 Dora Maar Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photography

Edward Steichen, Auguste Rodin's sculpture of Balzac, 1908

The Open sky, 11 p.m. | Rodin Museum

“Your photographs will make the world understand my Balzac,” Rodin said eagerly in 1908, when Edward Steichen showed him the nocturnal Balzac series. Rodin had not forgotten the scandal that broke out in 1898 over the work he considered the very essence of his aesthetic . Rodin’s statue had made a big impression on the young Pictorialist photographer, when he was still living

Pierre Choumoff for Auguste Rodin The Hand of God c.1915 silver gelatin print 9…

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Pierre Choumoff for Auguste Rodin The Hand of God c.1915 silver gelatin print 9…

1914 "Goliath" by LEON INDENBAUM 1890-1981. Old photo of a monumental sculpture in marble (Collection of the Museum of Art and History of Judaism - Paris)

1914 "Goliath" by LEON INDENBAUM 1890-1981. Old photo of a monumental sculpture in marble (Collection of the Museum of Art and History of Judaism - Paris)

'Photography in its Birthplace' at the Fox Talbot Museum | Firefoot (from Santambrogio's series ‘Henry’s Butterflies’) ; Claudio Santambrogio

'Photography in its Birthplace' at the Fox Talbot Museum | Firefoot (from Santambrogio's series ‘Henry’s Butterflies’) ; Claudio Santambrogio

Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch). Untitled. c. 1934. Gelatin silver print. 15 3/4 × 11 5/8" (40 × 29.6 cm). Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel. 777.1998. © 2019 Dora Maar Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photography

Dora Maar. Untitled. c. 1934 | MoMA

Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch). Untitled. c. 1934. Gelatin silver print. 15 3/4 × 11 5/8" (40 × 29.6 cm). Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel. 777.1998. © 2019 Dora Maar Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photography

PAUL STRAND and ALFRED STIEGLITZ, et alia. CAMERA WORK, Number 48. Edited by Alfred Stieglitz. With 14 (of 15) plates, comprising 6 photogravures after works by Paul Strand, including Wall Street, and one each after photographs by Arthur Allen Lewis and Francis Brugiere, as well as 6 halftones by Alfred Stieglitz of installations at 291, including the Brancusi Sculpture, Picasso-Braque, Nadelman, German and Viennese Photography, and the "Negro Art" exhibitions. 4to, original printed gray…

PAUL STRAND and ALFRED STIEGLITZ, et alia. CAMERA WORK, Number 48.

PAUL STRAND and ALFRED STIEGLITZ, et alia. CAMERA WORK, Number 48. Edited by Alfred Stieglitz. With 14 (of 15) plates, comprising 6 photogravures after works by Paul Strand, including Wall Street, and one each after photographs by Arthur Allen Lewis and Francis Brugiere, as well as 6 halftones by Alfred Stieglitz of installations at 291, including the Brancusi Sculpture, Picasso-Braque, Nadelman, German and Viennese Photography, and the "Negro Art" exhibitions. 4to, original printed gray…

LUKE SWANK (1890-1944)  Outdoor stairway composition. Silver print, the image measuring 8x5 3/4 inches (20.3x14.6 cm.), the mount 18x14 inches (45.7x35.6 cm.), with Swank's signature, in pencil, on mount recto. 1930s

LUKE SWANK (1890 1944) Outdoor stairway composition.

LUKE SWANK (1890-1944) Outdoor stairway composition. Silver print, the image measuring 8x5 3/4 inches (20.3x14.6 cm.), the mount 18x14 inches (45.7x35.6 cm.), with Swank's signature, in pencil, on mount recto. 1930s

DORA MAAR (French, 1907-1997), Untitled (Peerless Queen), circa 1940, Vintage gelatin silver

DORA MAAR (French, 1907-1997). Untitled (Peerless Queen), circa | Lot #74004 | Heritage Auctions

DORA MAAR (French, 1907-1997), Untitled (Peerless Queen), circa 1940, Vintage gelatin silver