Category Archives:Picturing History

NGA Winslow Homer

The NGA Winslow Homer website was developed by the National Gallery of Art as a companion to its 2005 Winslow Homer exhibit. The site features 35 high resolution versions of Homer€™s oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, many of them tagged with zoom buttons. The art appears in chronological order and contextualizing text and video clips […]

Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Robert Snyder reviews pioneering scholarship on the work of photographer, Jacob Riis, authored by historian Daniel Czitrom and photographic historian, Bonnie Yochelson. In Rediscovering Jacob Riis, Czitrom and Yochelson reveal the complex legacy of the famous social reformer who brought attention to the plight of the urban poor. Jacob Riis has been acclaimed as a […]

Welcome to the New PUSH Forums!

Starting March 2009, Barbara Melosh, Professor Emerita of George Mason University will lead a discussion on teaching with images of the Great Depression and New Deal. Barbara Melosh is the author of Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater (1991) and Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption (2002). […]