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    • Colonial Hotel and Baths, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

    • Colonial Hotel and Baths, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

    • Hotels; Colonial Hotel and Bath House (Mt. Clemens, Mich.); Health resorts

    • Colonial Hotel and Baths, a large red brick building with porches and columns, partly obscured by trees. Several human figures are visible on the lawn in front of the building. There is a flag that reads "The Colonial" flying above the...
    • Merry Christmas.

    • Merry Christmas.

    • Christmas cards; Sleds & sleighs; Snow; Horses; Pines

    • Horse-drawn sleigh carrying four people down a snow-covered street, away from a church or dwelling. The street passes through a wooded area. The two figures seated in the back seat appear to be children, and one waves a pine bough in his or her...
    • Loving Easter greetings.

    • Loving Easter greetings.

    • Easter cards; Landscapes (Representations); Flowers

    • Landscape with two indistinct human figures. The scene is framed by an egg-shaped ring of gold. Blue flowers decorate the remainder of the card. Postmarked 1911 on verso.
    • Yo' am ma valentine - deed yo is Honey?

    • Yo' am ma valentine - deed yo is Honey?

    • African Americans; Valentines; Children; Benches; Ethnic stereotypes; Caricatures

    • Girl sits on bench looking out of the corner of her eye at a young man standing behind her. He holds an envelope with a heart on it. The two figures are stereotypucal caricatures of African Americans. This is a pop-up card; the young man can move...
    • Greetings sincere.

    • Greetings sincere.

    • Greeting cards; Houses; Children; Swans; Adults

    • House with striped awnings and pathway leading up to it. Three human figures and a dog are visible in the foreground. A swan is swimming on a pond in the bottom of the frame. Postmarked 1912 on verso.
    • Easter greeting.

    • Easter greeting.

    • Easter cards; Crosses; Flowers; Snow; Churches

    • Snow scene with church and figures near the church. This scene is in a vignette; a cross bearing the words "Easter Greeting" and pink flowers are nearby. Address information dates this card to no later than 1914.
    • Jefferson Monument, Louisville, Ky.

    • Jefferson Monument, Louisville, Ky.

    • Monuments & memorials; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Monuments

    • The Thomas Jefferson monument in Louisville, Kentucky. Jefferson stands upon a pedestal supported by four winged female figures; he holds a partially unrolled scroll. The pedestal, Jefferson's figure and the sky behind the statue are colorized; the...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork

    • Galvanized steel and concrete. "Deacon's organically related forms often derive from sources in the Bible, poetry, fairy stories, and figures of speech. In the two versions of the laminated wood sculpture For Those Who Have Ears (1982-3), for...
    • July 1983.

    • July 1983.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In the mid-1980s Richter produced abstract paintings as well as realist 'photo-paintings'. […] he appeared here to be recapitulating the ideological options underpinning postwar modernism in so far as his own transplantation from Eastern to...
    • Dialogue on the Beach (Unsatisfied Desires).

    • Dialogue on the Beach (Unsatisfied Desires).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Mixed media; Allusions; Symbols; Fantasy; Communication; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Loneliness; Despair; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Body parts; Human body; Genitals; Hands; Fingers; Beaches

    • "The painting they refused to show in Barcelona." (Caption); "One of the most sexually provocative of the summer's paintings was Dialogue on the Beach, whose much later title, Unsatisfied Desires, clarifies its theme. The hand on the...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Drawings; Ink drawings; Pen works; Abstract drawings; Abstract works

    • Indian ink on paper. June 1960. "Michaux was a poet as well as a visual artist. Works such as this are essentially calligraphic, representing a meeting point of writing and painting. His calligraphy often assumes a hallucinatory character,...
    • La Mort (Death).

    • La Mort (Death).

    • Photographs; Graffiti; City & town life

    • "The Hungarian-born photographer Brassai (Gyula Halasz) moved to Paris in the early 1920s and became friendly with avant-garde figures such as Picasso. In the 1920s and 1930s he photographed the low life of the city, deeply influenced by a...
    • 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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