Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cabinet By Herman Miller Company

Cabinet, designed by George Nelson, circa 1949, wood and metal, manufactured by The Herman Miller Furniture Company, American, 1923-Current.  George Nelson, American, 1907-1986.

Diane Nash

Diane Nash leads a civil rights march in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963, photo credit, The Nashville Tennessean.  Diane Nash, American, civil rights leader, 1938-.

Greenland Natives

Greenland Natives, 1856, Albumen print from paper negative, by Louis Rousseau, French, 1811-1874.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Alice Vanderbilt Shepard

Portrait of Alice Vanderbilt Shepard, 1888, by John Singer Sargent, American, 1856-1925.  Alice Vanderbilt Shepard Morris, American, linguist, philanthropist, 1874-1950.  Oil on canvas.

The Glutton

Francois Bertillon, aged 23 months, crime, gluttony, nibbling the pears, 1893, by Alphonse Bertillon, French, police officer, bio-metrics researcher, inventor of the mug shot, 1853-1914.

Bottoms Up, Honey

Comic postcard published by Noble, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Exact date and illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

By T. Lux

Midway, Iceland, 1930, by T. Lux Feininger, born Theodore Lux Feininger, American, born Germany, artist, photographer, 1910-2011.  Oil on canvas.

By Andreas

The Photojournalist, 1955, by Andreas Feininger, American, architect, photographer, 1906-1999.

By Lyonel

Ville am Strande #4, 1920, by Lyonel Feininger, artist, photographer, educator, American, 1871-1956.  Woodblock print on paper.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Bronze statuette of Diana, Roman/Asia Minor, present day Turkey, 100-1 B.C., artist unknown.  Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, the Moon, and birthing.

Passenger Pigeons

Passenger pigeons, illustration from the book, Birds of North America, written and published by Jacob H. Studer,  1891, American, ornithologist, 1840-1904.  Illustration by Theodore Jasper, American, born Prussia/Germany, 1814-1897.

Jem, Jr.

Jem Jr. box camera, American, exact date unknown, manufactured by the J. E. Mergott Co., Newark New Jersey.  From my collection.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Trayvon Martin, 1995-2012, American, murder victim.  Personal photo, exact date and photographer unknown.

Brigitte Helm Between Takes

Brigitte Helm, German, born Brigitte Eva Schittenhelm, 1906-1996, as Maria, and the Robot, in Metropolis, 1927, directed by Fritz Lang,  born Friedrich Christian Lang, American, born Austria/Austria-Hungary,  1890-1976.  Photographer unknown.