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.