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.