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.