At the top of the mast of the failing ship in this painting is an inverted flag of the Confederate States (two red and one white stripe, wit...
Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.
Objects like this were called “basins for libations.” Priests used them in tombs to receive poured offerings for the deceased, s...
The Brooklyn Museum's lantern slide collection was started by the Museum's curator of fine arts, William Henry Goodyear, in the late nineteenth century. The Museum's Libraries and Archives now holds 11,710 glass lantern slides, and selections can be seen here.
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