• Collecting Art Images Before Google

    2 years ago - By Gurney Journey

    How did people collect art images before Google? Here's how it worked in 1891. In the back of an art magazine, you would see a small ad like this:
    First thing you would do is find an envelope, put 15 cents in stamps or coins into it, and mail it to the Boston address.
    Wait a week, and you receive a printed catalog showing-or perhaps just listing-the names of all the images they have on offer. Now choose carefully. "Ancient" would include sculptures and paintings through the Renaissance. "Modern" would include what we think of now as contemporary academic realism.
    These " cabinet size...
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