Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Detail from The History of the Needlecraft Industry (1938) by Ernest Fiene, American, born Germany, 1894-1965, depicting the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. A mural commissioned by The International Ladies Garment Workers Union for the High School of Fashion and Industry, New York City.

Will You?

Novelty postcard published by K-WIN & Co., Art Publishers, Chicago. Illustrator unknown. Mailed on Jan. 10, 1908 from Chattanooga, Tennessee. From my collection.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Awaiting Execution

Portrait of Lewis Powell, AKA Lewis Paine or Payne, American, executed for the attempted murder of Secretary of State, William H. Seward and as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, 1844-1865. Photographed by Alexander Gardner, American, born Great Britain (Scotland) 1821-1882.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Secretary at West German Radio

Secretary at West German Radio, Cologne, 1931, by August Sander, German, 1876-1964.

Reading Aloud

Reading Aloud, 1914, woodblock print on paper, by Erich Heckel, painter and print maker, German, 1883-1970.

Street, Berlin

Street, Berlin, 1913, oil on canvas, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, painter and print maker, German, 1880-1938.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shredded Wheat

Advertising postcard for Shredded Wheat, publisher and date unknown. From my collection.

Chinese Gold Miner in California

Daguerreotype of a Chinese Gold Miner During the California Gold Rush, circa 1850 by Isaac W. Baker, American, photographer, lecturer, sailor, miner, artist, 1818-1862? Exact date of death and location of death unknown, possibly Sumatra.

Friday, March 2, 2012

And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves, 1943, photo montage by John Heartfield born Helmut Herzfeld, German, artist, 1891-1968.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Birthday, Self Portrait

Birthday, Self Portrait, 1942, oil on canvas, by Dorothea Tanning, artist, writer, American 1910-2012.

Death Is Approaching

Workers, Famine, Death Is Approaching, Strikes Destroy, Work Nourishes, Do Your Duty, Work, 1919, Lithograph on Paper, by Heinz Fuchs, German, 1886-1961.