Blue Dragonfly

Detail of a cyanotype ca. 1910 by Bertha Jacques (1863-1941), on exhibit at NYPL. Photographed through glass, so a poor reproduction of the blue.

5 Responses to “Blue Dragonfly”


  1. 1 elwnyc December 8, 2018 at 9:05 am

    The dragonfly must have been perched for a while on grass with little breeze to get such a clear view. I hadn’t realized that cameras in 1910 could take that quick a photo. I still struggle to get a non-blurry picture if the dragonfly isn’t on a nice solid twig.

  2. 3 Ellen December 8, 2018 at 9:14 am

    This is so beautiful!

  3. 4 Slow Nature Fast City December 8, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful. I want to go and see this exhibition.

  4. 5 Sherry Felix December 9, 2018 at 6:25 am

    I will check this out. Thanks.


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