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Fire Oxford Street 1897

A photograph taken from the second storey of a building on Oxford Street, London while another building burns. 1897.

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After Oscar Wilde published The Picture of Dorian Gray, with its preface in which he quipped that “all art is quite useless”, a young admirer wrote to ask for some explanation of what Wilde meant. 235 more words

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1898: Elena Ortiz

Elena is one of mine. She lives in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Elena wears a chemise with a petticoat, corset, and socks. Her hair is pulled back with a simple bow. 136 more words

1890s

Chinese Mission Church

Built: 1896-1897
Address: 58 Carroll Street
Architect: James Louis Salmond
Builders: Crawford & Watson

Much has been written about Dunedin’s church buildings, which is the main reason they haven’t been given much attention here, but when I came across the beautiful and previously unpublished architectural drawing of the Chinese Mission Church in the Hocken Colections, I couldn’t resist following it up further. 1,274 more words

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After Oscar Wilde published The Picture of Dorian Gray, with its preface in which he quipped that “all art is quite useless”, a young admirer wrote to ask for some explanation of what Wilde meant. 235 more words

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The Onion Field, 1890.

The Onion Field by English photographer George Davison in 1890. It was originally titled  An Old Farmstead.

History

Late Leskov against the censors

Boris Bukhshtab:

It was possible for Leskov to create a shield against censorship through the special genre of “skaz” that he cultivated. This genre is marked by the failure of the views and opinions of the narrator and those of the author behind him to coincide.

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