Much of the important photographic record of nineteenth-century life entered libraries through books with original prints and has thus survived almost by accident.
A new exhibition of the paintings, decorative arts, architecture, and decor acquired and assembled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert speaks eloquently of the mutual passion and shared tastes of a lively young couple.
What John La Farge sought in the South Seas in 1890 and what he actually found there is the subject of an exhibition of his sketches, oils, and watercolors of the sojourn on view at the Yale University Art Gallery.
One of California's finest collections of eighteenth-century English and European decorative arts is to be found in San Francisco in a large Queen Anne revival house in Pacific Heights. Photography by Aya Brackett