Sunday, July 29, 2012

Black Ajax

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

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.

Astounding Science Fiction

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

Mallory and Irvine On Everest

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.

Wall Street Sucker

Wall Street Sucker novelty card, 1940s, published by The International Mutoscope Company, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Color Composition

Color Composition, 1917, by Olga Rozanova, Russian, 1886 or 1887-1918, oil on canvas.

Falcon Miniature

Falcon Miniature 127 Half Frame Camera Box, circa 1941, manufactured by the Utility Manufacturing Company, Inc., Chicago, Illinois.  From my collection.