Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Tibetan Lhacham (Princess), Tibet ca.1879
Photo: Sarat Chandra Das

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Music Hall Posters

Josephine Baker, 1931
Poster Art by Jean Chassaing

Revue Nègre, 1924
Poster Art by Paul Colin

Monday, 29 July 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, 1927
From the film “Now We’re In The Air.”
Photo: Eugene Robert Richee

Friday, 26 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Franz von Lenbach

Franz von Lenbach with his family, ca.1900
Lenbach was a German painter

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Indian Motorcycle

Cousins Eric and Henry Beck on their Indian motorcycle
Cribb Island, Queensland, Australia, 1926
(State Library of Queensland)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

Seaside Snap

Seaside Portrait
1920s or early 1930s
From the 'Amersham and Kent House, SE London Series'

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

"I Have A Dream"

Martin Luther King Jr. 1963
Photo: Robert Adelman
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Police Photograph

Johan Figath Josephsen

The very image of poverty: Johan Figath Josephsen, Hans Christian Andersen’s second cousin, grandchild of Søren Nommensen and Karen Marie Nielsdatter ‘Nomens’. Josephsen was arrested for theft of wood from the forests around Odense and for begging. Police photograph ca.1867.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Two Film Posters

Les Portes de la nuit, 1946
Directed by Marcel Carné

Polish poster for The Wages of Fear, Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
France, Italy, 1953
Poster designed in 1968 by Jan Lenica

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Series Nollywood

Obechukwu Nwoye, Enugu, Nigeria 2008
From the series Nollywood
Photo: Pieter Hugo

Thursday, 11 July 2013


Teddy Girls
Battersea Funfair, London 1956
Photo: Roger Mayne

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Mexican Painter

Jose Clemente Orozco, 1930
A Mexican social realist painter, who specialized in bold murals.
Photo: Edward Weston

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Cornelius van Gogh

Cornelius van Gogh
Vincent's youngest brother, ca.1887
Photo: Ferdinand Reissig

Monday, 8 July 2013


Lotta Crabtree, American actress, ca.1868
Photo: J. Gurney & Son
(Library of Congress)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Cat's Eyes

Man Holding Cat, 1995
(Portraits from South Africa)
Photo: Roger Ballen

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Conceptual Portrait

Untitled #137
Cindy Sherman Self-Portrait, 1984
An American photographer and film director,
best known for her conceptual portraits.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

May Robinson

New York stage actress, May Robinson, 1860's
Photo: J. Gurney & son

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Dinka Group

Dinka Group at Pagarau cattle camp, Southern Sudan. 2006
Photo: Sebastião Salgado
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 1 July 2013

Malice in Wonderland

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
August 1956

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
October 1957