Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Battle Between Crib and Molineaux, 1811, engraving, publisher and artist unknown. Tom Molineaux AKA Black Ajax (left), American, former slave, professional boxer, 1784-1818, Tom Cribb (right), English, professional boxer, 1781-1848.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Head of a Girl In a Green Dress, 1850-1865, a portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, English, artist's model, poet, painter, 1829-1862, by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, English, painter, illustrator, poet, translator, 1828-1882. Oil on canvas.
The October 1953 edition of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, published as Astounding Fiction, 1930-1938, Astounding Science Fiction, 1938-1960, Analog, 1960 to present. Cover illustration by Kelly Freas, born Frank Kelly Freas, American, 1922-2005. From my collection.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
George Leigh Mallory (left), English, teacher and mountaineer, 1886-1924, and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine, English, student at Merton College, Oxford, mountaineer, 1902-1924, on Mount Everest, photographer unknown, taken in 1924.