Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House,

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

Portrait of the artist as a young baby
Frida Kahlo as photographed through her childhood and youth by her father.

Watching people look
A three-hour portrait of the National Gallery, London. (If that leaves you hungry for more, you can enjoy 2,400 images of their masterpieces in the Artstor Digital Library.)

Watching people work
A two-minute time-lapse video of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art over four days as they set up one scene of the last surviving 19th-century panorama of the Mississippi River. (The complete artwork is so large that we have it documented in 25 different images in the Artstor Digital Library.)

Good enough to eat
The dishware and cutlery of the Ming Dynasty is beautiful—but what was the food like?

Secret cache
Archeologists in Mexico have discovered 50,000 relics beneath a pyramid and temple structure at Teotihuacan, the ancient ceremonial center on the outskirts of Mexico City.

All the king’s men and all the king’s horses
A 500-year-old sculpture shattered into hundreds of pieces. 12 years later, it’s ready to be displayed again.