Thursday, June 28, 2012

Please Let Go Of My Finger

Novelty postcard, published by Ryes, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Illustrator and date of publication unknown.  From my collection. .

Riza Royce

Portrait of Riza Royce, 1932, by Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American, 1890-1973.  Riza Royce, born Riza Maria Marks, American, actress, oil on canvas.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kick Me Again

Charles Puffy, born Karoly Hochstadt, Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Hungary, 1884-?, exact date and location of death unknown, ( Thought to be either 1942, in an American bombing raid on a Japanese prison, or 1943, in a Soviet labor camp.) in Kick Me Again, 1925, directed by Zion Myers, American, 1898-1948.

Two Heads

Two Heads, 1925, by Pavel Filonov, Russian, 1883-1941, oil on paper.

Blossom Restaurant

Blossom Restaurant, New York, 1931, by Berenice Abbott, born Bernice Abbott, American, 1898-1991.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Arabella With Calla Lilies, 1934, by Mabel Alvarez, American, 1891-1985, oil on canvas.

Clara Lemlich

Portrait of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, American, born Russia, now Ukraine, garment worker, labor leader, suffragette, American Communist Party organizer, 1886-1982. Photographer and exact date unknown.

Why Husbands Flirt

Two unknown actresses in Why Husbands Flirt, 1918, directed by Al Christie, American, born Canada, 1881-1951.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Century of Progress

Century of Progress, Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934, postcard, mailed from Chicago, August 28, 1934.  From my collection.


Chicago, 1949, by Harry Callahan, American, 1912-1999.

Valentine Tressier

Portrait of Valentine Tressier, 1929-1930, by Max Beckmann, German, 1884-1950, oil on canvas.