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Defining themselves

first_imgTwo daguerreotypes, acquired by the Harvard Art Museum’s Department of Photographs in 2008 from a local dealer, offer viewers a glimpse at the world’s earliest form of photography, while delivering an important social statement about race in America.Nestled in a small space reserved for new acquisitions and light-sensitive objects on the fourth floor of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, the three-quarter-length images are portraits of an African-American man and a woman. The unidentified subjects, captured by an unknown artist, are middle-aged and dressed in formal, 19th century attire.The daguerreotypes, measuring roughly 4 by 5 inches, were likely taken in the 1840s or ’50s in an urban setting such as New York, Philadelphia, or Boston, their accompanying text says.The distinguished appearance of the man and woman sets them apart from some other daguerreotypes of black subjects of the period, in particular part of a collection housed at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Looking back into the camera, the two sitters reflect a sense of strength, social standing, and, perhaps most significantly, independence.Harvard’s extensive collection of more than 3,500 daguerreotypes is located in museums, libraries, and archives across the University. Developed in France in the 1830s, the daguerreotype was the first photographic process, and resulted in a unique image on a silver-covered copper plate.The works include portraits of many famous men and women. A well-known selection of daguerreotypes at Harvard’s Peabody Museum, compiled by scientist and nature historian Louis Agassiz, shows a number of South Carolina slaves.“We wanted to have some representations of African Americans from that time period that could serve as a counter to the J.T. Zealy daguerreotypes at the Peabody, which are images of slaves commissioned by Louis Agassiz in the mid-19th century,” said Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum.“These two daguerreotypes are commissioned portraits by the sitters, as opposed to works commissioned by a scientist who was attempting to prove theories of polygenesis, which is what the Zealy daguerreotypes were.” Polygenesis is the since-discredited notion that racial differences were the result of humans descending from different ancestors.What is important about the two new images, added Lamunière, is the way in which they are used for self-representation. During that era, she noted, African Americans often used photographs as a tool to counter racist stereotypes that were proliferating in print formats, such as sheet music illustrations and Currier and Ives lithographs. “Daguerreotypes,” she said, “offered the sitters a chance to negotiate between how society defined them and how they wanted to be defined themselves.”The works will be on display through at least mid-February. For more information, visit read more

Huntington Man Stole from Church Poor Box, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York George KanganisA man has been arrested for stealing money from a donation box at a church near his Huntington home on Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.An employee at the Church of St. Patrick on West Main Street called 911 to report that he witnessed the suspect take cash from a candle donation box at 10:36 a.m., police said.Officers responded and apprehended George Kanganis shortly later.The 47-year-old man was charged with petit larceny and possession of burglar tools.He will arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

Innogy sells Seabreeze II, exits offshore service vessel market

first_imgSource: innogy “A decade ago innogy took the decision to eliminate an important bottleneck in the construction of offshore wind farms via the ownership and operation of its own installation vessels,” Richard Sandford, Director of Offshore Investment & Asset Management at innogy SE, said. ”Nevertheless, the vessel meets the requirements of the currently rapidly growing Asian offshore markets and is a great asset to her new owner,” Sandford said. ”However, since that time, such bottlenecks have eased through the availability of a range of state of the art installation vessels that are available worldwide in innogy’s current and future core markets.” With the sale of Seabreeze I in 2015 and now the sale of Seabreeze II, innogy has exited the wind farm installation vessel market. Innogy has sold and handed over its offshore installation vessel Seabreeze II and related equipment to SPIC Ronghe International Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. center_img Source: innogy A corresponding agreement between innogy and the Hong Kong-based leasing company had previously been signed in February, the German energy company said. The Seabreeze II, formerly named Friedrich Ernestine and currently sailing under the name Tuo Peng, was previously under a long-term charter to a Chinese joint venture. Sandford added that innogy sees the sale of the Seabreeze II as the right step as ownership and operation of offshore service vessels is not considered a core business activity of the company.last_img read more

Ahead of Cairo Clash Egypt security fires teargas at Ahly fans before Champs League final

first_imgSecurity forces used teargas to disperse Ahly fans trying to enter the Arab Contractors Stadium, Al-Ahram’s Arabic news reported.The Cairo arena hosted the second-leg of the CAF Champions League final between Ahly and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates on Sunday evening.Police said they wanted to prevent ticketless spectators from entering the stadium.A number of injuries and arrests have been reported.“This gives a bad image for Egyptian football. I don’t know why the crowd is doing this? Everything is well organised.” the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) executive manager Tharwat Swailam told an Egyptian TV program.“This would negatively affect Egypt World Cup playoff against Ghana,” he added. Egypt will be hosting Ghana on 19 November in the second-leg of the Playoff after they lost 6-1 in Kumasi last month.Ghana has expressed security concerns over playing in Egypt due to the country’s turbulent climate.The African final is the first match to be open for maximum attendance since February 2012 when more than 70 Ahly fans died after clashes with rivals Masry following a league game.last_img read more