Frederic Edwin Church’s Beautiful Pantings of Icebergs Between Labrador and Greenland, 1859 – 1861

In the summer of 1859, American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) took trip aboard a schooner to Newfoundland and Labrador to observe icebergs. Louis Legrand Noble wrote up the excursion in the book After Icebergs with a Painter. In 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil War, Church exhibited Icebergs: The North at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Continue reading »

Unique Portraits Of Russians In 1868

In 1868 a researcher K. Tchaikovsky visited the Perm region of Russia and made a series of photo-portraits of local people. Thanks to his work, we can see now how Russians looked like a century and a half ago. Continue reading »