Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Chantons Sous La Pluie

Belgian film poster for Singin' in the Rain, 1952, designer unknown.  Singin' in the Rain, 1952, directed by Stanley Donen, American, 1924-, and Gene Kelly, American, actor, dancer, film director, choreographer, 1912-1996.

Singin' in the Rain

Donald O'Connor, American, actor, dancer, 1925-2003, Debbie Reynolds, born Mary Frances Reynolds, American, actress, singer, dancer, 1932-December 28, 2016, and Gene Kelly, American, actor, dancer, film director, choreographer, 1912-1996 in Singin' in the Rain, 1952, directed by Stanley Donen, American, 1924-, and Gene Kelly.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Anti-Aircraft Gunner

Anti-Aircraft Gunner, Spanish Civil War, 1936, by Juan Guzman, born Hans Gutmann Guster, Mexican, born Germany, 1911-1982.

Maria Ginesta, Aged 17

Portrait of Maria Ginesta, Aged 17, Spanish Civil War, 1936, by Juan Guzman, born Hans Gutmann Guster, Mexican, born Germany, 1911-1982.  Maria Ginesta, Spanish, born France, soldier, translator, journalist, 1919-2014.

Farewell to the International Brigades

Farewell to the International Brigades, Barcelona, 1938, by Robert Capa, born Endre Erno Friedman, Hungarian, 1913-1954.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Nobody Love a Fat Man!

Illustrated postcard, from The Dog Gone Cat Series, copyright 1909, publisher F.A.Moss,  From my collection.

Singing In The Wilderness

Illustrated postcard, copyright 1909, publisher, Vincent V. Colby, Denver, Colorado. From my collection.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Glenn

Official NASA Portrait, John Glenn, 1962, photographer unknown.  John Glenn, American, military officer, combat pilot, test pilot, engineer, astronaut, United States Senator, 1921-December 8, 2016.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Eye Body 2, Performance Art

Eye Body 2, 1963, by Carolee Schneemann, American, performance artist, actress, 1939-.  Photograph by Erro, born Guomundur Guomundsson, Icelandic, photographer, painter, designer, 1932-.

Stanley Kubrick, Self Portrait

Self portrait, late 1940s, by Stanley Kubrick, American, photographer, writer, film director, 1928-1999.

Jean Harlow

Portrait of Jean Harlow, 1930s, by Ted Allan, born Theos Alwyn Dunagan, American, photographer, cinematographer, 1910-1993.  Jean Harlow, born Harlean Carpenter, American, actress, 1911-1937.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Carnival Strippers

Lena on the bally box, Essex Junction, Vermont, from the carnival strippers series, 1973,  by Susan Meiselas, American, 1948-.

Harriet Tubman

Portrait of Harriet Tubman, 1911, photographer unknown.  Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, underground railroad conductor, spy, civil rights activist, American, born Araminta Ross, 1822-1913.

Nearly Hit

Nearly Hit, 1928, by Paul Klee, German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940.  Oil on board.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Untitled Portrait

Untitled portrait, late 1920s, by Annelise Kretschmer, born Annelise Silberbach, German, 1903-1987.

Fashion Study

Fashion Study, 1930, by Madame Yevonde, born Yevonde Cumbers, English, 1893-1975.

La Fortune

La Fortune, 1938, by Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, American, photographer, painter, 1890-1976.  Oil on canvas.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

South Carolina's Ultimatum

South Carolina's Ultimatum, published 1860, by Currier and Ives.  Nathaniel Currier, American, illustrator, print maker, publisher, 1813-1888.  James Merritt Ives, American, illustrator, print maker, publisher.  Francis Wilkinson Pickens, American, politician, Governor of South Carolina, 1805-1869.   James Buchanan, American, politician, lawyer, diplomat, 15th President of the United States, 1791-1868.

Millard Fillmore

Portrait of Millard Fillmore, 1849, by Matthew Brady, American, 1822-1896.  Millard Fillmore, American, lawyer, politician, 13th President of the United States, 1800-1874.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Wizard of Oz

Solicitation for funds, sent by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences, founded 1927.  Top card, makeup and hairstyle conceptual drawings for The Wizard of Oz, 1939, by William Tuttle, American, makeup artist, 1912-2007.  Bottom card, hair and makeup test photographs, 1939.  Top left, The Scarecrow/Ray Bolger, photographer unknown.  Top right, The Cowardly Lion/Bert Lahr, photograph by James Manatt, American, 1896-1989.  Bottom Left, The Tin Man/Jack Haley, photograph by Virgel Apger, American, 1903-1994.  Bottom right, The Wizard/Frank Morgan, photograph by George Hommel, American, 1901-1953.  Makeup by Jack Dawn, American, 1892-1961.  Ray Bolger, American, 1904-1987.  Bert Lahr, American, 1895-1967.  Jack Haley, American, 1897-1979.  Frank Morgan, born Francis Wuppermann, American, 1890-1949.  The Wizard of Oz, 1939, directed by Victor Fleming, American, race car driver, stunt man, cinematographer, film director, 1889-1949.

From my collection.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Aeroplane, 1928, by Elsie Driggs, American, 1898-1992.  Oil on canvas.


Umbral (Threshold), 1947, by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Mexican, 1902-2002.

Child Soldier

Child Soldier of the Constitutionalist Army, 1914, by Agustin Victor Casasola, Mexican, 1874-1938.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Watercolors and Drawings by Estelle Ishigo

Top to bottom, 1.  Gathering Coal at Heart Mountain Concentration Camp, 1945, watercolor on paper. 2.  No Privacy for Women and Children, 1945, watercolor on paper.  3.  At Home at Heart Mountain, 1942, watercolor on paper.  4.  Boys With Kite, 1944, watercolor on paper.  5.  Gangs Formed, 1922-45,  crayon on paper.  6.  A Baseball Game, 1942-45, watercolor on paper.  7.  Memorial Day, 1944, watercolor on paper.  8.  Japanese American Woman and Child, 1942-45.  watercolor on paper.  9.  Cal Seafood Fish Canary Trailer Camp for Evacuees Returned After the War, 1948, watercolor on paper.  10.  Around Our Place, 1948,  watercolor on paper.

All by Estelle Ishigo, born Estelle Peck, America, 1899-1990.