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    • Bernheim Building.

    • Bernheim Building.

    • Buildings; Windows; Bernheim Building (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 638-640 S. Fourth Street. The Bernheim Building is shown with a sign reading "For Rent / This vestibule space & show window / including basement / also light rooms on 2nd & 3rd floors / Both [?] 1474 / Apply M. S. Kohler /...
    • Fanny Davenport.

    • Fanny Davenport.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of American actress Fanny Davenport in introspective pose, costumed in long dress with corset and train and elaborate hat. Born into a family of actors on April 10, 1850, Davenport was the leading lady of actor Robert...
    • Marie Bates as Aunt Rosa.

    • Marie Bates as Aunt Rosa.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing; Hats; Birds

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actress Marie Bates wearing a bird on her hat and an elaborate dress of brocade, fringe, and satin stripes. Marie Bates performed in "Extremes" and "Caste" during opening week at...
    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1500-1550

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Presidents; Politicians; Statesmen; Heads of state; Government officials; People associated with politics & government; Older people; Gestures; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress;...

    • “[…] Washington is placed in an elaborate setting equal to his importance. In the Grand Manner tradition of portraiture, his is before a velvet drapery swag and a classical column, both alluding to his high rank, and surrounded by the...
    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Performance art; Video recording; Motion pictures; Film stills; Myths; Fairy tales; Allusions; Artificial limbs; Artists; Women; Hairstyles; Posing; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Windows

    • Film still from recorded performance. "Rebecca Horn's early performances involved her strapping surreal prostheses to her body or wearing elaborate costumes. The allusions to fairy tale and myth were unmistakable but rarely specific. Since...
    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Myths; Legends; Biblical events; Women; Dancers; Clothing & dress; Headgear; Jewelry; Necklaces; Bracelets; Gestures; Pointing fingers; Posing; Supernatural; Saints; People associated with religion; Dead...

    • "As early as 1876, in the ornate, somewhat epicene sensuality of The Apparition, Moreau summarized many of the concepts that linked the melancholy beauty of the Pre-Raphaelites with his own native poetic tradition epitomized by Baudelaire's...
    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Sculpture; Bas-reliefs; Plaques; Storytelling; History; Inscriptions; Hieroglyphics; Writing systems; Names; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Homicides; Decapitations; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Heroes; Enemies;...

    • From Hierakonpolis, Egypt. "In Predynastic times, Egypt was divided geographically and politically into Upper Egypt (the southern, upstream part of the Nile Valley), a narrow tract of grassland that encouraged hunting, and Lower (northern)...
    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Funerary facilities; Temples; Monuments; Shrines; Buildings; Rock-cut architecture; Architectural elements; Walls; Terraces; Courtyards; Inclined planes; Colonnades; Architectural sculpture; Sculpture; Cliffs;...

    • With the Middle Kingdom mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II at left; "If the most impressive monuments of the Old Kingdom are its pyramids, those of the New Kingdom are its grandiose temples, often built to honor pharaohs and queens, as well as...
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