Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Woman One Longs For

Marlene Dietrich, born Marie Magdalene Dietrich, American, born Germany, 1901-1992, as Stacha in Die Frau, der man sich sehnt, AKA The Woman Men Long For, released 1929, directed by Kurt Bernhardt, German, 1899-1981.

Book of Marvels

The Second Book of Marvels, The Orient, the Schools Edition, by Richard Halliburton, American, 1900-1939, missing, presumed drowned, copyright, 1938, published by Bobbs-Merrill. Cover designer unknown. From my collection.

Michel Fingesten Bookplate

Bookplate designed by Michel Fingesten, born Finkelstein, Austrian Silesia, now Czech Republic, 1884-1943.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Interior, Case Study House, #21

Interior of Case Study House Number 21, completed 1959, designed by Pierre Koenig, American, architect, 1925-2004, photographed by Julius Shulman, American, 1910-2009.

Tenzing Norgay on Everest

Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Mt. Everest, May 29, 1953, photograph by Edmund Hillary, New Zealand, mountain climber and writer, 1919-2008. Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese mountain climber and guide, born Namgayal Wangdi, 1914-1986.

Olive Thomas

Portrait of Olive Thomas, 1920, oil on canvas, by Alberto Vargas, Peruvian, 1896-1982. Olive Thomas, actress, American, 1894-1920, born Olivia R. Duffy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Angel's Flight

Angel's Flight, 1931, oil on canvas, by Millard Sheets, American, 1907-1989.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Emancipated Slaves of New Orleans

Emancipated Slaves of New Orleans, Rebecca, Augusta, and Rosa, 1863, photographed by Myron H. Kimball.

Moon Landscape

Moon Landscape, 1925, oil on canvas, by Max Beckmann, German, 1884-1950.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Polaroid Highlander Model 80A

Polaroid Highlander Model 80A, designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, American, 1883-1960, manufactured from 1957-1959.

Victoria Station

Victoria Station, 1951, photograph by Toni Frissell, American 1907-1988.

It's Getting Soft

Novelty postcard, date and publisher unknown. From my own collection.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spanish Civil War Poster

Loyalist poster, artist unknown, 1936. Trabajadores el POUM os espera, Workers, await the POUM. POUM, Partido Obrero de Unificacion Marxista, The Workers Party of Marxist Unification.

Falling Soldier Spanish Civil War

Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936, photograph by Robert Capa (Born Endre Erno Friedmann) Hungarian, 1913-1954

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reform Girl

Reform Girl movie poster, released 1933, directed by Sam Newfield.

Pro Eto

Pro Eto (About It) magazine cover, 1923, designed by Aleksandr Rodchenko, Russian, 1891-1956.

Paris Society

Paris Society, 1931, by Max Beckmann, German, 1884-1950, oil on canvas.


Trinity atomic bomb test, July 16, 1945.

Composition For Color 1863, Factory By the Sea

Composition 1863 (Factory by the Sea) by Stuart Davis, American 1892-1964, gouache on paper

Monday, November 21, 2011

Roberto Clemente Rookie Card

Roberto Clemente (1934-72) Born Puerto Rico. Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates 1955-72.

Musidora as Irma Vep

Musidora, stage name of French actress Jeanne Roques (1889-1957), as Irma Vep in episode nine of Les Vampires (1915), written and directed by Louis Feuillade.


Fashion photograph, photographer/designer unknown. Possibly from 1962.

Scenes In California Novelty Postcard

Published by Freddie's Postcards, mailed April 6, 1909. From my collection.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Composition For Color Themes

Composition For Color Themes, watercolor on paper, 1932, by Oscar Bluemner, American born Germany, 1867-1938