Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carole Lombard

Portrait of Carole Lombard, 1930s, by Eugene Robert Richee, American, 1896-1972.  Carole Lombard, American, born Jane Alice Peters, actress, 1908-1942.

Lee Miller In Silhouette

Lee Miller In Silhouette, 1930, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, painter photographer, 1890-1976.  Lee Miller, American, born Elizabeth Miller, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

Before the Mirror

Before the Mirror, 1911, by Kees Van Dongen, born Cornelis Theodours Van Dongen, Dutch, 1877-1968.  Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gun Crazy

Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy, 1950 directed by Joseph H. Lewis, American, 1907-2000.  Peggy Cummins, Welsh, born Augusta Margaret Fuller, actress, 1925-.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Poster for Le Mepris, also known as Contempt, 1964, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Swiss, born France, film director, writer, 1930-.   Designer unknown.

Drawing Home

Little girl drawing a picture of home, resident of an asylum for disturbed children, Tereszka, Poland, 1948 by Chim real name Dawid Szmin, also known as David Seymour, Polish, 1911-1956.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

150 Years Ago Today

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln Age 54, 1863 by Alexander Gardner, American, born Scotland, 1821-1882.  Abraham Lincoln, American, lawyer, President of the United States, 1809-April 15, 1865.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

QSL, Benghazi or Ankara

QSL Card, 1960, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Valley Farms

Valley Farms, California, 1934, by Ross Dickinson, American, 1903-1978.  Oil on canvas.


Images from the planet Mercury, 2015, taken by The Messenger space probe, NASA.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Hero Of Appomattox

Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, 1864, by Mathew Brady, American, 1822-1896.  Ulysses S. Grant, American, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, military officer, President of the United States, writer, 1822-1885.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On Her 100th Birthday

Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan, American, singer, song writer, 1915-1959.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Anton Radersheidt and Marta Hegemann

Portrait of Anton Radersheidt and Marta Hegemann, 1925, by August Sander, German, 1876-1964.  Anton Radersheidt, German, painter, 1892-1970.  Marta Hegemann, German, painter, 1894-1970.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Evening Wraps

Evening Wraps fashion shoot, 1956, by Gordon Parks, American, photographer, journalist, writer musician, film director, 1912-2006.

Route 66, Arizona

Route 66, Arizona, 1947, by Andreas Feininger, American, photographer, architect, 1906-1999.

Micthell's Map of Persia, Turkey In Asia, Afghanistan, and Belochistan

Mitchell's Map of Persia, Turkey In Asia, Afghanistan, Belochistan, 1867 by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, American, school teacher, geographer, publisher 1790-1868.