Album of Seaweed Pictures (1848)

Fine specimen of a 19th-century seaweed album, in which marine algae is rendered into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes….more

The Steps of Life

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one’s life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages….more

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite….more

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