Picture Reading Archive

After running Friday Picture Reading twice a month for well over a year, I thought it would be nice to have an archive of all the pictures on a single page.  So here it is, starting with the most recent picture.  Scroll down for more.  Click on the picture to get more information about it.

Margaret Mitchell

David Bowie circa 1965

Frank Sinatra

Keep Austin Reading,
currently hanging in the downtown Austin, Texas branch.
of the Austin public library.

Rabbits Reading by Gerald Heffernon.  Visit this sculpture
at Shasta Park in Sacramento, California.

Maruice Sendak reading Where The Wild Things Are one of 
the best books in the English language

Babar Reading by Laurent de Brunhoff. Available at Allposter.com.

Historic poster available at Allposters.com.

Girl Reading by Pablo Picasso. Available at Allposters.com

Photo found on Yangabang.

Indian Leader Mohandas Gandhi Reading as He Sits Cross Legged on Floor
by Margaret Bourke-White
Prints available here.

From an article on extreme reading by John Olsen. For more go here.

From an article on Extreme Reading by John Olsen. For more go here.

Boy reading newspaper, New York, 1944 Photograph: The Estate of André Kertész/Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery from The Gaurdian's website.

Reading Lady Chatterly's Lover on the sly.

Found on Shannon Kay O'Brien's website.
Woman Reading in a Landscape

painting 312 of 324 by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Found at onegoodmove.org.

Weyden, Rogier van der, The Magdalene Reading 1445
Is that a latte next to her?
For more information go here.

Found on Flicker by Mookio here.
Rembrandt. Philosopher Reading. 1631. Oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden.

Image from Studenthacks.org

La Lecture (Reading: The Mother and Sister Edma of the Artitst) 1869-1879 by Berthe Morisot.
To learn more about the artist and to see more of her work go here.
The Bookworm by Norman Rockwell from the Saturday Evening Post's website here.
from Growin' Up in Maine.
Boomer Reading from Reading with Rover Dutch Girl Reading in a Cafe by TouTouk

Tintype photograph available at J. Cosmas Vintage Photography.

Girl Reading by Oliver Ray.

Suzanne Reading And Blanche Painting By The Marsh At Giverny by Claude Monet.

Painted by Gustave Caillebotte. This picture comes to Ready When You Are, C.B. via Harriet Devine's Blog.

I found this one on Harriet Devine's Blog last month.

Woman Reading by Alexander Dieneka, 1934

Postures of Use, Enjoyment, From Jan Chipchase's blog, Future Perfect.

Reading the Letter by Pablo Picasso, 1921.

From Philip Greenspun's Photo Essay on Cape Cod.

The Future of Reading by Nicole Bengiveno for The New York Times

Man Reading by John Singer Sargent. 1858-1925

Inspired by Sandy Nawrot's regular Wordless Wednesdays I thought I'd make pictures of people reading a semi-regular feature here at Ready When You Are, C.B. Here's the first one.

This photo is by Moriza. You can see more of her pictures here.


Rebecca said...

love these images

Ann Graham said...


broken biro said...

Fantastic! Really nice collection - thanks for sharing!

Susan Deborah said...

Excellent collection of reading pictures. With your permission, I would like to use these materials in my classroom.

Susan Deborah

C.B. James said...

Susan, These pictures are not my property. However, I do give my permission for you to use this site with your students.