Sunday, February 23, 2014

In the Looking Glass

INSPIRATION 2014 #53: If you live in or are planning to visit Kansas City in the next few months, In the Looking Glass ~ Recent Daguerreotype Acquisitions is an exhibition that runs until July 20, 2014 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Definitely on my 'to-do' list!

Above is one piece from the exhibit. The description is as follows: "The “Genushe (animal post-mortem)”, ca. 1845-46 may be a little odd to viewers in 2014, but during the mid-19th Century it was common to use photography as a means of remembering a deceased loved one. It is possible this little bunny was a cherished pet or it was used to mock the custom."

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