Friday, May 20, 2016

Barne Glacier

 Barne Glacier, 1910, by Herbert Ponting, English, photographer, cinematographer, explorer, 1870-1935.

Steel Plant, Pittsburgh, PA

Steel Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955, by W. Eugene Smith, born William Eugene Smith, American, 1918-1978.


Epimetheus, Saturn's moon, photographed by the Cassini spacecraft, 2015, joint mission of NASA, ESA, ASI.  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rejected By Roy Stryker

FSA, Farm Security Administartion negatives marked with a hole punch by Roy Stryker to prevent their use.  Roy Stryker, American, economist, photographer, head of the photography program of the FSA.

Top to bottom, 1.) Blueberry picker near Little Fork, Minnesota, 1937, by Russell Lee.  2.) Mr. Tronson, farmer, near Wheelock, North Dakota, 1937, by Russell Lee.  3.) Getting fields ready for spring planting, North Carolina, 1936 by Carl Mydans.  4.) Mudbath. Prince George's County, Maryland, 1935 by Carl Mydans.  5.) Levee workers, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 1935 by Ben Shahn.  6.) Untitled, 1936 by Walker Evans.  7.) Untitled, Alabama, 1936 by Walker Evans.  8.) Scioto Farms, 1938 by Arthur Rothstein.  9.) Sharecropper and dog, 1938 by John Vachon.  10.) Untitled, 1938 by John Vachon.

Russell Lee, American, 1903-1986.  Carl Mydans, American, 1907-2004.  Ben Shahn, American, born Lithuania (Russian Empire) painter, graphic designer, photographer, teacher, writer, 1898-1969.  Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.  Arthur Rothstein, American, 1915-1985.  John Vachon, American, 1914-1975.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wendell Willkie

Portrait of Wendell Willkie, 1944, by Al Hirschfeld, born Albert Hirschfeld, American, artist, cartoonist, caricaturist, 1903-2003.  Wendell Willkie, lawyer, businessman, 1940 Republican candidate for President.  Oil on canvass.

Down With Common Sense, Gracie For President

Campaign poster for Gracie Allen, 1940, designer unknown.  Gracie Allen, American, actress, comedian, radio performer, 1895-1964.

Spinach Is Spinach

Campaign button for Wendell Willkie, 1940, designer unknown.  Wendell Willkie, American, lawyer, businessman,  1940 Republican candidate, President of the United States.