Friday, February 22, 2013

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American, labor organizer for The International Workers of the World, founding member of The American Civil Liberties Union,  feminist, chairwoman of The American Communist Party, 1890-1964.  Exact date and photographer unknown.

Sub-Surface Torpedo Boat

The sub-surface torpedo boat, invented by Clarence L. Berger, American.  Illustration by C. McKnight-Smith, American.  Published in the April 10, 1909 issue of The Scientific American.  From my collection.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Stalin and Munro

Stalin and Munro, 1991, by Leonid Sokov, American, born Soviet Union/Russia, 1941-, oil on metal.  Joseph Stalin, born Iosif Dzhugashvili, Georgian/Soviet, revolutionary, Chairman of the Soviet Communist Party, Soviet Premier, 1878-1953.  Marilyn Monroe,born Norma Jeane Mortenson,  American,  actress, singer,  1926-1962.

The Bowden Spacelander

The Bowden Spacelander Bicycle, 1960, original prototype, 1946, designed by Benjamin Bowden, American, born England, 1907-1998, manufactured by Bomard Industries.

The Busy Aviator

A Busy Aviator's Correspondence Card, World War 2, published by Ashville Post Card Co.,in business 1921-1982,  illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Symphony In White, No. 1

Symphony In White, No. 1, A Portrait of Joanna Hiffernan, 1862, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903, oil on canvas.   Joanna Hiffernan, Irish, model, 1843-known to be alive in 1903.  Exact date of death unknown.

Number 9

The number nine from a gas station price sign.  From my collection.

Seeing Stars

Novelty postcard published by MWM, Aurora, MO.  Postmarked, Ajo, AZ, 1957.  From my collection.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Portrait of a Zulu woman, albumen print, late nineteenth early twentieth century, photographer unknown.