Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia

Protests, Charottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017.  by Ryan M. Kelly, American.

Black Oxen

Black Oxen advertising poster, 1923, artist unknown.  Black Oxen, 1923, directed by Frank Lloyd, American, born Scotland, 1886-1960.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Portrait of Florette Ormea, 1943, by Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French, 1894-1986.

Gold Miners

Gold miners at Serra Palada, Brazil, early 1980s, by Sabastiao Salgado, Brazilian, 1944-.

Ryan's Family

Note found on a street in Los Angeles,  2017.  From my collection.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jerry Diving

Jerry Diving, Sunday, February 28, 1982, by David Hockney, English, artist, photographer, stage set designer, 1937-.  Polaroid composite.

Top Secret!

Front cover of Top Secret Magazine, February 1958,  plus the first page of an article about Martha Dodd, article by John Lewis Carver, American.  Martha Dodd, American, journalist, novelist, Soviet spy, 1908-1990.

Washington Square

Washington Square, 1961, by Dave Heath, American, 1931-2016.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Night of the Living Dead

Advertising poster for Night of the Living Dead, 1968, designer unknown.  Night of the Living Dead, 1968, directed by George A, Romero, American, film director, writer, 1940-July 16, 2017.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pin Up Girls

Novelty postcard, illustrator unknown, published by The Ashville Post Card Co., in business 1921-1982.  From my collection.

Vengeful Sister

Vengeful Sister, Chicago, 1956, by Dave Heath, American, 1931-2016.

The Great Red Spot

The great red spot of Jupiter, 2017 by the Juno Space Probe, NASA.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Journey Into Fear

Mexican poster for Journey Into Fear, 1942, artist unknown.  Journey Into Fear, 1942, directed by Norman Foster, American, actor, writer, film director.

Black Livingstone

William Henry Sheppard in the Congo, exact date and photographer unknown.  William Henry Sheppard, American, missionary, minister, writer, explorer, big game hunter, ethnographer, African art collector, investigator into atrocities committed by the Belgians in The Congo, lecturer, billed as Black Livingstone, 1865-1927.

Running Water In Every Room

Novelty postcard, postmarked 1942.  From my collection.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Unemployed Man In Winter Coat

Unemployed Man In Winter Coat, 1920, by August Sander, German, 1876-1964.

Helen and Her Hula Hoop

Helen and Her Hula Hoop, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, by Chris Killip, English, 1946-.


Rayograph, 1924, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, photographer, painter, 1890-1976.

Monday, June 12, 2017

On the way Between Old and New Cairo

On the way Between Old and New Cairo, The Citadel Mosque of Mohammad Ali and the Tombs of the Mamelukes, 1872, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, painter, designer, businessman, 1848-1933.   Oil on canvas.

An Englishman In Moscow

An Englishman in Moscow, by Kazimir Malevich, Russian, now Ukraine, 1878-1935.  Oil on canvs and preliminary sketch, pencil on paper.

Jean Cocteau on the set of La Belle et La Bete

Jean Cocteau on the set of Beauty and the Beast, 1949, by Philippe Halsman, American, born Russia, now Latvia, 1906-1979.  Jean Cocteau, French, artist, film maker, 1889-1963.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Gadget

Unidentified man sitting next to the first atomic bomb, Trinity test, 1945, photographer unknown.

Man Wearing Rounded Spectacles

Man wearing rounded spectacles, Florida, 1934, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.

Ava Gardner

Portrait of Ava Gardner, 1953, by Norman Parkinson, English, born Ronald Parkinson Smith, 1913-1990.  Ava Gardner, American, actress, 1922-1990.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dream 35

Dream 35 (Untitled), 1949, by Grete Stern, Argentine, born Germany, 1904-1999.  Photo composition.

Jupiter, Storms on the South Pole

Views of Jupiter's South Pole, 2017, by the Juno Spacecraft, NASA.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Fall of Berlin

The Soviet Flag Over the Reichstag, 1945, by Max Alpert, Russian, 1899-1980.

Alexey Yermenko

Political Commissar Alexey Yermenko Moments Before His death, 1942, by Max Alpert, Russian, 1899-1980.  

The Parade of Athletes

The parade of Athletes,  Red Square, Moscow, 1936, by Ivan Shagin, Russian, 1904-1982.

Monday, May 15, 2017

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Publicity still of Joanne Dru from She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949, photographer unknown.  She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949, directed by John Ford.  John Ford, born John Martin Feeney, American, 1894-1973.  Joanne Dru, born Joanne Letitia LeCock, American, 1922-1996.

The Blue Angel

Publicity still from The Blue Angel of Marlene Dietrich, 1930, photographer unknown.  The Blue Angel, 1930, directed by Josef von Sternberg.  Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg, American, born Austria-Hungary, now Austria, 1894-1969.  Marlene Dietrich, born Marie Magdalene Dietrich, actress, singer, American, born Germany, 1901-1992.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Things to Come

Swedish version of the advertising poster for Things to Come, 1936.  Things to Come, 1936, directed by William Cameron Menzies, American, film director, scene designer, 1896-1957.

Les Vampires

Advertising poster for Les Vampires, 1915, designer unknown.  Les Vampires, 1915, directed by Louis Feuillade, French, 1873-1925.

Gun Crazy

Advertising poster for Gun Crazy, 1950, designer unknown.  Gun Crazy, 1950, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, American, 1907-2000.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Earth and Moon

The Earth and Monn seen from between the rings of Saturn, 2017, by the Cassini spacecraft, a joint mission of NASA, ESA, and ASI.