Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Warsaw Pact Troops invade Prague, in front of the radio headquarters, 1968, by Josef Koudelka, French, born Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic, 1938-.

Peter Lorre In M

Set photograph of Peter Lorre in M, 1931, photographer unknown.  Peter Lorre, born Laszlo Lowenstein, American, born Austria-Hungary, now Slovakia, actor, 1904-1964.  M, 1931, directed by Fritz Lang, born Friedrich Christian Lang,  American, born Austria-Hungary, now Austria, 1890-1976.

Suzy Parker Models Jacques Griffe

Suzy Parker models dress designed by Jacques Griffe, 1953, by John Rawlings, American, 1917-1996.  Suzy Parker, American, born Cecilia Ann Renee Parker, model, actress, 1932-2003.  Jacques Griffe, French, fashion designer, 1912-1970.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Best Wishes

Best Wishes postcard, copyright 1909, by S. M. Salke.  From my collection.

Greta Garbo

Portrait of Greta Garbo, 1931, by Clarence Sinclair Bull, American, 1896-1979.  Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustaffson, American, born Sweden, actress, 1905-1990.

Daily Life In Tibet

Daily life in Tibet, The Potala Palace in the background, 1950s by Heinrich Harrer, Austrian, mountain climber, geographer, writer, explorer, photographer, tutor to The 14th Dalai Lama. 1916-2006.  The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan, born China, born Lhamo Dondrub, current name, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935-.  The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, construction begun 1645.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lee Miller

Portrait of Lee Miller, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, painter photographer, 1890-1976.  Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

E-Reader of the Future

Design for an electronic book-reader, published in the April 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics Magazine.  Never built.


Portrait of Rocky Graziano, 1950, by Stanley Kubrick, American, photographer, writer, film director, 1928-1999.  Rocky Graziano,American,  born Thomas Rocco Barbella, boxer actor, 1919-1990.