Saturday, January 26, 2013

John Brown

John Brown Takes the Abolitionist Oath, 1846,  Daguerreotype, by Augustus Washington, photographer, politician, Liberian, born United States, 1820 or 1821-1875.  John Brown, American, abolitionist, freedom fighter, 1800-1859.


Kin-der-Kids cartoon, 1906, by Lyonel Feininger, American, painter, photographer, cartoonist, 1871-1956.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

They Fight Their Pursuers Still Nude

An illustration from The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion,  novel and illustrations by Henry Darger, Jr, American, 1892-1973.    Exact date of novel and illustration unknown.  Water color on paper.

Anna Akhmatova

Portrait of Anna Akhmatova, 1914-1915, by Nathan Altman, artist, stage designer, born Natan Isaevich Altman, Russian/Soviet, 1889-1970, oil on canvas.  Anna Akhmatova, pen name of Anna Andreevna Gorenko, poet, translator, Russian/Soviet, 1889-1966.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

He Who Gets Slapped

Lon Chaney, American, actor, director, born Leonidas Chaney, 1883-1930, as Paul Beaumont/He in He Who Gets Slapped, 1924, directed by Victor Sjostrom, Swedish, 1879-1960.

Steeplechase, Coney Island

Steeplechase, Coney Island, 1926, by Milton Avery, American, 1885-1965, oil on canvas.

A Hitch Hiker on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Postcard published by Minsky Brothers & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, in business 1935-1948.  Exact date and illustrator unknown.  From my collection.