Monday, December 28, 2015

Haskell Wexler on the Set of Medium Cool

Haskell Wexler on the set of Medium Cool, 1968, photographer unknown.  Medium Cool, directed and cinematography by Haskell Wexler,  American, film director, producer, director of photography, 1922-December 27, 2015.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Karin van Leyden

Portraits of Karin  van Leyden, 1925, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, painter, photographer, 1890-1976.  Karin van Leyden, German, born Karin Elizabeth Kluth, painter, 1906-1977.

Ave Gardner In Kodachrome

Portrait of Ava Gardner, 1945, by Clarence Sinclair Bull, American, 1896-1979.  Ava Gardner, American, actress, December 24, 1922-1990.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Yokosuka Story

Yokosuka Story #98, 1976, by Ishiuchi Miyako, born Fujikura Yoko, Japanese, 1947-.

Rush Hour Commuters

Rush Hour Commuters, 1945, by Stanley Kubrick, American, photographer, writer, film director 1928-1999.

My Legs

My Legs, self portrait, 1968, by Pierre Molinier, French, painter, photographer, object artist, 1900-1976.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Kiska Island, World War 2


U.S. Army Air Forces bomb Kiska Island Alaska, 1943, occupied by the Japanese Army 1942-1943.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Polar Bear Plunging Into the Sea

Illustration from the book, A Voyage of Discovery: Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin Bay and Enquiring Into the Probability of a North-West Passage, 1819, by John Ross, English, navel officer, arctic explorer, author, artist, 1777-1856.  

Millionaires of America, George J. Gould

Illustration from the book Millionaires of America, 1902, by Carlo de Fornaro Italian, artist, journalist, 1872-1949.   George J. Gould, American, financier, railroad executive, 1864-1923.

Hunger Knows No Armistice

Poster published by The Committee For Near East Relief In Armenia, Greece, Syria and Persia, 1919.  Illustration by M. Leone Bracker, American, 1885-1937.  

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Greasing The Wheels

Woman railroad worker learns to grease the wheels of an engine, 1943, by Ann Rosener, American, 1914-2012.

Jewel Holiday

19 year old Jewel Holiday working as a shuttle driver for war workers, 1942, by Ann Rosener, American, 1914-2012.

Farmer, Macon County, Gerogia

Portrait of a farmer, Macon County, Georgia, 1937, by Dorothea Lange, born Dorothea Nutzhorn, American, 1895-1965.  

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Au Tambour

Au Tambour, 1908, by Eugene Atget, French, 1857-1927.

La Voyage Dans La Lune

The launch cannon from A Trip To The Moon, 1902 directed by Georges Melies.  George Melies, born Marie-Georges-Jean Melies, French, film director, actor set and costume designer, magician, toy maker, 1861-1938.

Paris 1900

Paris  World's Fair, 1900, photographer unknown.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Prophecy,Los Angeles Saved 2017

Religious manifesto given to me on the streets of Los Angeles, 2015, author unknown.  From my collection.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Les Diabolique

Vera Clouzot in Les Diabolique, 1955, directed by Henri-George Clouzot.  Vera Clouzot, born Vera Gibson-Amado, Brazilian, 1913-1960.  Henri-George Clouzot, French, 1907-1977.

The Bride of Frankenstein

Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, directed by James Whale.   Elsa Lanchester, born Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan, English, 1902-1986.  Colin Clive, born Colin Glenn Clive-Greig, English, 1900-1937.  James Whale, English, 1889-1957.


Max Schreck in Nosferatu, directed by F. W. Murnau. 1922.  Max Schreck, German, 1879-1936.  F. W. Murnau, born Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, German, 1888-1931.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara in a publicity still for The Quiet Man, 1952, photographer unknown.  Maureen O'Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons, American, born Ireland, 1920-2015.  The Quiet Man, 1952, directed by John Ford, born John Martin Feeney, American, 1894-1979.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Leipzig Deputy Mayor Ernst Lisso, his wife Renate, and Daughter Regina commit suicide by taking cyanide to avoid capture by advancing American troops, 1945, by Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.  

Schoolchildren at Manzanar

Schoolchildren at Manzanar, 1943, by Ansel Adams, American, 1902-1984.  Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1942-1945, now Manzanar National Historic Site, California, Owens Valley.

Billy The Kid Plays Croquet

Tintype with detail of Billy the Kid and the regulators gang playing croquet, 1878, photographer unknown.   Billy the Kid,  AKA William H. Bonney, born Henry McCarty, American, cowboy, outlaw, murderer, 1859-1881.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Be Kind To Books

Posters teaching children how to care for books, 1936, by Arlington Gregg, American, published by The W.P.A.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Servicing Floodlights

Servicing floodlights at the Columbia Steel Company, Geneva, Utah, 1942, by Andreas Feininger, American, photographer, architect, 1906-1999.

Monkey Selfie

Self portrait of a black crested macaque monkey known as Naruto, 2011.  Camera supplied by David Slater, English, photographer.

Mars Has Water

Photographs of Mars, 2015, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Opportunity Rover, NASA.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Topps Baseball card, Yogi Berra, 1955.  Yogi Berra, born Lawrence Peter Berra, American, baseball player and manager, 1925-2015.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Louise Brooks

Portrait of Louise Brooks, 1927, by Eugene Roberts Richee, American, 1895-1972.  Louise Brooks, born Mary Louise Brooks, American, actress, dancer,  1906-1985.

Bolshevism Germany's Murderer

Bolshevism Germany's Murderer, 1919, poster designed by Rolf Niczky, 1881-1950.

Paris At Night

Untitled (Paris at night) 1935, by Brassai, born Gyula Halasz, Hungarian,  photographer, sculptor, writer, filmmaker, 1899-1984.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Brooklyn, New York, young people relax during their lunch break along the East River, 2001, by Thomas Hoepker, German, 1936-.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chicago/Gypsy Kids

Chicago/Gypsy Kids, 1939. by Edmund Teske, American, 1911-1996.

Conrad Veidt

Portrait of Conrad Veidt, 1925, by Trude Fleischmann, American, born Austria, 1895-1990.  Conrad Veidt, German, actor, 1893-1943.


Piano, Meraux Plantation, Louisiana, 1941, by Edward Weston, American, 1886-1958.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Register To Vote

Register To Vote, 1946, poster designed by Ben Shahn, American, born Lithuania (Russian Empire), painter, graphic designer, photographer, teacher, writer, 1898-1969.  

Circus Poster

Circus poster, Smithland, Kentucky, 1935, by Ben Shahn, American, born Lithuania (Russian Empire), painter, graphic designer, photographer, teacher, writer, 1898-1969.