National Photography Month~ May 26

A Ruby Kindles in the Vine by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

1905, 1909, 1912, 1914 / From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward FitzGerald,
illustrated with photographs by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson and Blanche Cumming

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In late 1903 she began working on a series of photographs to illustrate the classic selection of poems, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The concept of illustrating a literary work with fine art photographs was new at that time, and The Rubaiyat was one of the very first American books in this genre.

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