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Classicist Edith Hall on Ancient Conflict Resolution, Robots, and Why Knowing Greek History Would Make the World a Better Place

“I would like to teach every young person some bits of Homer, Greek drama, Plato, Aristotle, Livy and Tacitus. The world would be a better place.” More»

Duet after repainting. Courtesy University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
Duet after repainting. Courtesy University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

Outdoor Sculpture at Long Beach Campus Gets a Fresh Look

CSU Long Beach’s remarkable outdoor sculpture collection is being newly conserved More»

Screencap of the Getty Foundation's new grant database. Courtesy of the Getty Foundation
Screencap of the Getty Foundation's new grant database. Courtesy of the Getty Foundation

Getty Foundation Launches Searchable Online Grant Database

Access to grant data across the Foundation’s entire 30-year history. More»

Nancy Enneking, Head of Institutional Records at the Getty, reviews photographs with her team of institutional archivist.

6 Questions for the Getty’s Institutional Archivist

From a model of the Getty Center to a corrupt floppy disk, it’s all in there. More»

The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Master of Sir John Fastolf, about 1430-40. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 5, fol. 36v

Deathly Meditations in Medieval Manuscripts

Death is coming. Prepare with these images from illuminated manuscripts. More»

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    Botanical illuminations inspired by a rare Renaissance book. More»

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        Happy 4th of July!

        Cheeky children peeking out from behind this American flag*. This was taken in New York between 1890 and 1900 in the studio of a photographer named DeYoung.

        How the 4th of July Solved a Cataloguer’s Mini-Mystery

        Months ago our photography cataloguer came across this image acquired under the name De Youngh. This image was made in New York between 1890-1900, but the copyright status was undetermined…until last week.

        Our registrar came across some references to a New York photographer by the name DeYoung, whose materials were frequently stamped with a unique DeYoung’s signature. The signature matched the marking on the back of this photograph.

        Some digging through an online genealogy database confirmed the first name and life dates of a photographer based in New York with the last nameDeYoung. Our records will be updated reflect this change and the image is officially in the public domain, and will be free to download through Open Content in the future.

        *Oops! We said this was a 48-star flag, but that was used from 1912-1959.

        07/06/15

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