Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years

New Years postcard, published by H. H. Hamm Company, of Erie, Pennsylvania, in business 1907-1923, printed in Germany. Illustrator and exact date unknown.  From my collection.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas To You

Christmas postcard published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, offices in New York, and London, England, in business 1866-1960.  Illustrator and exact date unknown. From my collection.

Peace, the Guest

Christmas postcard, illustrator, publisher, and date unknown.  From my collection.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From Jackson and Lee To Charles and Ray

Christmas card designed by Jackson Pollock, American, painter, 1912-1956, and Lee Krasner, American, painter, 1908-1984, sent to Charles Eames, American, artist, industrial designer, 1907-1978, and Ray Eames, American, artist, industrial designer, born Bernice Kaiser, 1912-1988.

Another Christmas Postcard

Christmas postcard published by F. A. Owen Co., in business, 1915-1927.  Illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Coming Soon

Postcard, exact date unknown, published by F.A. Owen Co., Dansville, New York, in business, 1915-1927, illustrator signed M.H., identity unknown.  From my collection.

Sea Grasses and Blue Sky

Sea Grasses and Blue Sky, 1958,  by Milton Avery, American, 1885-1965, mixed media on paper.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rose Roland Covarrubias

Portrait of Rose Roland Covarrubias, 1926, by Edward Weston, American, 1886-1958.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Conrad Veidt, German, born Hans Walter Conrad Weidt, 1893-1943, in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920, directed by Robert Wiene, German, 1873-1938.

Given To Me By A Homeless Person On the Streets of Los Angeles

Design for a flying car by Rafael Pena, 2012.  From my collection.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Men Under the Sea

Men Under the Sea book cover, illustrator unknown, copyright 1939, published by Dodd, Mead & Company.  Written by Commander Edward Ellsberg, American, 1891-1983.  From my collection.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Leni Riefenstahl

Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl, 1930, by Lotte Jacobi, born Johanna Alexandra Jacobi,  American, born Germany,  1896-1990.  Leni Riefenstahl, born Helene Bertha Riefenstahl, German, dancer, actress, film director, writer, photographer, 1902-2003.

Radio Broadcast

Radio Broadcast, 1934, by Julia Eckel, American, 1907-1988, oil on canvas.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Portrait of Barack Obama, 2008, by Shepard Fairey, American, graphic artist, 1970-.  Barack Obama, community organizer, lawyer, United States Senator from Illinois, President of the United States, 1961-.


Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1935, drawing tempera and gouache on board, by Herman Perlman, American, 1904-1995.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American,  lawyer, Governor of New York, President of the United States, 1882-1945.

The Broken Plate, The Last Photograph of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1865, by Alexander Gardner, American, born Scotland, 1821-1882.  Abraham Lincoln, American, lawyer, President of the United States, 1809-1865.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Whole Dam Family

The Whole Dam Family Postcard, 1905, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

The Whole Damm Family

The Whole Damm Family Postcard, 1905, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

V For Victory, Peace On Earth

World War 2 postcard sent to Sgt. John A. Shaw from Thornton C. Shaw,  mailed from Sandusky, Ohio on April 16, 1945.  From my collection.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Champions of Al Smith

Al Smith Presidential Campaign Poster, 1928, designer unknown.  Alfred Smith, American, New York State  Assemblyman, New York Governor, Democratic Nominee for President in 1928, 1873-1944.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Knotty Pine Derby

Advertising card from The Bigfoot Lodge Restaurant, 2012, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. map postcard, exact date and illustrator unknown, copyright, H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA   From my collection.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

La Ville

La Ville: From the Portfolio Electricite, by Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, photographer, painter, American, 1890-1976.

To Woman

To Woman postcard, 1905, illustrator unknown, published by Ullman, Mfg. Co., American, in business 1905-1915.  From my collection.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Radio Nurse Radio Transmitter

Radio Nurse Radio Transmitter, Bakelite baby monitor, 1937, designed by Isamu Noguchi, American, 1904-1988.


Shoeshine Stand, cropped version, 1936, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975

Calander Girl

Bus Stop #1, 1950, by Art Frahm, pin-up artist and illustrator, American, 1907-1981.  From my collection.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Final Touch

The Final Touch, a Portrait of Jean Cocteau, 1946, by Philippe Halsman, American, born Russia, now Latvia, 1906-1979.  Jean Cocteau, French, artist, film maker,  1889-1963.

Peugeot, Resistant But Slight

Peugeot advertising poster, 1946, illustrator/designer, Andre Wilquin, French, 1899-2000.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Confederate Dead At Antietam, 1862, by Alexander Gardner, 1821-1882, American, born Scotland.

Spectators at the Cabaret

Spectators at the Cabaret, 1911, by Emil Nolde, born Emil Hansen, German, 1867-1952.  Oil on canvas.

Kennedy Space Center

Artist's rendering of the Kennedy Space Center, postcard, 1970s.  Illustrator, Don Mackey,  American,  1915-2006.  From my collection.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Rhinoceros, 1515, by Albrecht Durer, Holy Roman Empire, now Germany, 1471-1528.  Woodblock Print.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hurricane Isaac at night, 2012, taken by the Suomi NPP satellite, NASA

Night Bloom

Night Bloom, No. 2, 1962, by Lee Krasner, 1908-1984, American, oil on canvas.

Congressional Bipartisanship

Congressional Bipartisanship, published 1992 in the Los Angeles Times, by Paul Conrad, cartoonist and sculptor, American, 1924-2010.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Flatiron Building, New York

The Flatiron Building, 1904, photograph by Edward Steichen, born Eduard Jean Steichen, photographer, painter, American, born Luxembourg, 1879-1973.

Man's First Footprint On the Moon

Neil Armstrong's footprint on the Moon, 1969, photograph by Neil Armstrong, American, engineer, test pilot, astronaut, university professor, 1930-2012.

Century Of Progress

Century of Progress, Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934, postcard, mailed from Chicago, September 17, 1933.  From my collection.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot, Russian, feminist punk rock musical collective, 2011-present, photograph by Igor Moukhin, Russian, 1961-.

Mumford Street, Homewood, Pennsylvania

Woman, possibly Barbara Jones, posed with car on Mumford Street, Homewood, Pennsylvania, 1937, by Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908-1998.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Curiosity Descends to the Martian Surface,2012,  taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/NASA


Panoramic Martian Landscape, 2011, taken by Opportunity Mars Rover/NASA.

Friday, August 3, 2012

7th Ave. Local

From the subway portrait series, 1938-1941, by Walker Evans , American, 1903-1975.

The Advance of Socialism

The Advance of Socialism, A Crowd Tramples A Bourgeois, 1920s, by Anton Hansen, Danish, 1891-1960, woodblock print.