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

Chicago


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.

Miami


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


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.