Friday, December 26, 2014

Renee Perle

Portrait of Renee Perle, 1930, by Jacques Henri Lartigue, French, 1894-1986.  Renee Perle, French, born Romania, model, painter, 1904-1977.

Sadie Pfeiffer, Spinner

Sadie Pfeiffer, Spinner In A Cotton Mill, North Carolina, 1910, by Lewis Hine, American, 1874-1940.

Building Corner With Hand Painted Signs

Building Corner With Hand Painted Signs (Damaged), 1960s, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Interview

The Interview movie poster, 2014, designer unknown.  The Interview, 2014, directed by Seth Rogan, Canadian, actor, writer, comedian, director, 1982-, and Evan Goldberg, Canadian, writer, director, producer, 1982-.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Variations, 1946, by Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, American, painter, photographer, 1890-1976.  Oil on Masonite.

View Of Fire Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco Earthquake

View Of Fire Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, by Arnold Genthe, American, born Germany, 1869-1942.  Second version, printed 1956 from the same negative, by Ansel Adams, American, photographer, printer, 1902-1984.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Vera de Bosset Soudeikine, Latter Madame Igor Stravinsky

Portrait of Vera de Bosset Soudeikine, latter Madame Igor Stravinsky, 1920, by Sergei Soudeikine, American, born Russia, painter, scene and costume designer, 1882-1946.  Vera de Bosset, born Vera de Bosse, American, born Russia, ballet dancer, 1888-1982.  Igor Stravinsky, French/American, born Russia, composer, conductor, 1882-1971.  oil on canvas mounted on board.

QSL, Cynwyd, PA

QSL Card, mailed 1941, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Sophia Loren At Home

Sophia Loren At Home, 1955, by Chim, real name Dawid Szymin, also known as David Seymour, Polish, 1911-1956.  Sophia Loren, born Sophia Villani Scicolone, Italian, actress, 1934-.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dred Scott

Portrait of Dred Scott, 1888, by Louis Schultze, American, born Germany, 1820-1900.  Dred Scott, American, slave, lead plaintiff, Dred Scott vs Sanford, 1795-1858.  Dred Scott vs Sanford, 1857.  Oil on canvas.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Rodney King

Video screen capture of the beating of Rodney King by the LAPD, 1991, by George Holliday, American.  Rodney King, American, construction worker, victim of a police beating, 1965-2012.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Untitled street photograph, Chicago, mid 1950s, by Vivian Maier, American, nanny, photographer, 1926-2009.

Hat Fashion

 Untitled fashion photograph, 1939, by Andre Durst, French, 1907-1949.


Untitled, taken in Miami, 1955, by Nina Leen, American, born Russia, exact date of birth unknown, thought to be between 1909 and 1914-1995.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Big Parade

The Big Parade Movie Poster, 1925, designer/illustrator unknown.  The Big Parade, 1925, directed by King Vidor, American, writer, producer, film director, 1894-1982.


Wings Movie Poster, 1927, illustrator/designer unknown.  Wings, 1927, directed by William A. Wellman, American, professional ice hockey player, fighter pilot, actor, writer, producer, film director, 1896-1975.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Don't Fraternize

Don't Fraternize Poster, 1945, U.S. Army, designer unknown.  Poster meant to discourage allied occupation forces, Germany, from fraternizing with Germans.

Lee Miller, Self Portrait

Self Portrait, 1929, by Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Quartermass 2

French poster for Quartermass 2, 1957, designed by Clement Hurel, French, 1927-2008.  Quartermass 2, 1957, directed by Val Guest, born Valmond Maurice Grossman, English, writer, director, 1911-2006.  American release title, Enemy From Space.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sidi Bombay

Portrait of Sidi Mubarak Bombay, also known as Chuma, waYao Tribe, from the border region of modern day Tanzania and Mozambique, slave, linguist, soldier, guide, explorer, 1820-1885.  Photographer and exact date of photograph unknown, probably from the 1880s.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Francesca Woodman

Untitled self portrait, 1978, by Francesca Woodman, American, 1958-1981.

Marguerite Kelsey

Portrait of Marguerite Kelsey, 1928, by Meredith Frampton, English, 1894-1984.  Marguerite Kelsey, artist's model, English, 1908-1195.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Last Public Execution In France

The execution, by guillotine, of Eugene Weidmann, Paris, June 17, 1939, photographer unknown.  Eugene Weidmann, German, serial killer, kidnapper, 1908-1939.

Hong Kong Street Scene

Untitled Hong Kong Street Scene, 1940s, by Ho Fan, Chinese, photographer, writer, film director, actor, 1937-.

Cour 7, Rue de Valence

Cour 7, Rue de Valence, 1922, by Eugene Atget, French, 1857-1927.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Matson Lines Passenger List

Matson Lines Passenger List, illustrator and date of original artwork unknown, list published, September 21, 1953.  From my collection.  Please note that the original folder is slightly bigger than my scanner, forcing me to crop approximately one quarter inch from the top and bottom of the front cover, and to scan the inside pages in two sections.


M poster, 1931, illustrator unknown.  M, 1931, directed by Fritz Lang, born Friedrich Christain Lang, American, born Austria-Hungary, now Austria, 1890-1976.

Atoms For Peace

Atoms For Peace poster, 1954, illustration by Erik Nitsche, American born Switzerland, 1908-1998.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Unabomber's Cabin, Evidence Photos, Exhibits A, B, C, D

Evidence photos of the Unabomber's Cabin, 1998, by Richard Barnes, American, 1953-.  The Unabomber, real name Theodore, "Ted" Kaczynski, American, mathematician, terrorist, paranoid-schizophrenic, 1942-.

SS San Rafael, Ferry

SS San Rafael, Ferry, 1876, by James Bard, American, 1815-1897.  Oil on canvas.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blaze Starr In Her Baltimore Home

Blaze Starr In Her Baltimore Home, 1964, by Diane Arbus, born Diane Nemerov, American, 1923-1971.  Blaze Starr, real name Fannie Belle Fleming, American, stripper, nude model, actress, 1932-.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A House Collapsing On Two Firemen

A House Collapsing On Two Fireman, Shoe Lane, London, EC4, 1940, by Leonard Rosoman, English, 1913-2012.  Oil on canvas.

Young Actress

Young Actress, 1949, by Otto Steinart, German, 1915-1978.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Her Mercedes, Berlin

Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Her Mercedes, Berlin, 1932, by Marianne Breslauer, German, 1909-2001.  Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Swiss, writer, photographer, journalist, traveler, explorer, 1908-1942.

Ruth von Morgen

Portrait of Ruth von Morgen, 1934, by Marianne Breslauer, German, 1909-2001.  Ruth von Morgen, German, dates unknown.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

St. John's Bridge

St. John's Bridge, 1939-1940, by Minor White, American, 1908-1976.