Monday, 30 September 2013

The Rouen Ferry 1899-1940

Le pont transbordeur de Rouen
Postcard ca.1900

Le pont transbordeur de Rouen, 1903
Photo: L.L. Paris

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Figures in a Wasteland

Mother and Child, Hiroshima, 1945
Four months after the blast.
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Samuel Reshevsky

Chess prodigy Samuel Reshevsky, aged 8,
defeating several chess masters in France, 1920.
Photo: Kadel & Herbert

Friday, 27 September 2013

Uptown Manhattan

William Burroughs, 1953
Photograph & Note by Allen Ginsberg
Gelatin silver print

"We went uptown to look at Mayan Codices at Museum of Natural History & Metropolitan Museum of Art to view Carlo Crivelli's greenhued Christ-face with crown of thorns stuck symmetric in his skull—here Egyptian wing William Burroughs with a brother Sphinx, Fall 1953 Manhattan."

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Monday, 23 September 2013


Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Berlin, 1980
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Fassbinder was a German film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Drought Refugees in California

Dust Bowl migrants photographed by Dorothea Lange
for the Farm Security Administration, Feb.1936.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Rose Floral Bowl

A fine Chinese Coral-Ground Famille Rose Floral Bowl
Yongzheng Mark and Period, (1723-1735)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Movie Still

Sarah Miles with Dirk Bogarde in The Servant, 1963

The Servant is Harold Pinter's 1963 film adaptation of a 1948 novelette
by Robin Maugham. A British production directed by Joseph Losey.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Ship's Crew

Assembled crew on the bridge ca.1900
(Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)
In the foreground, to the right is a 1 inch 4-barrel
Nordenfelt Mk III Machine-Gun.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Leipzig Portrait

Portrait of a young woman
Germany, ca.1900
Photo: A. & F. Naumann

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Brockton Fair

Brockton Fair, Massachusetts, 1933
Leslie Jones Collection
(Boston Public Library)

Sunday, 15 September 2013


Helen and Her Hoola-Hoop, 1986
Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, England
Photo: Chris Killip
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013


Witches in the Air, 1797-98
by Francisco de Goya
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


'Those who fought for our independence.'
Revista de Revistas magazine, 1934
Cover Art: Ernesto "el Chango" García Cabral

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Beuys in America

"I like America and America likes me" 1974
(Performance Art)

by Joseph Beuys

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Looking into the mouth of a big fish
Florida, 1956
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tartar Or Manchu Female

Example of coiffure worn by Tartar Or Manchu Female
Peking, Pechili Province, China, 1869
Photo: John Thomson

Friday, 6 September 2013


Portrait of Antonin Artaud, 1947
Photo: Jean-François Cholley

La Maladresse sexuelle de dieu, 1946
(The sexual clumsiness of God)
by Antonin Artaud

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Johnnie Billington

Johnnie Billington, 2012
Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
From The photo essay "The children of King Cotton"
Photo: Henning Bode

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013