A beautiful comparison of two great works -- one a monumental re-imagining of an outsized historic moment -- the other an “in-the-moment” photograph

Edward Hopper

House by the Railroad, 1925
The persistence of the American gothic notion of mood and architecture in photography, film, film design, even cartoon; the evocative loneliness of Hopper

Black Hawk/Catlin

This piece showcases the American Indian traditions themselves as well as our desires to keep Indian lore within a certain context.
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