Wednesday, 22 November 2017

French Barque ‘Vincennes'

Three-masted French barque ‘Vincennes’ aground on
Sydney’s Manly Beach, on the night of 24 May, 1906.
Half plate glass negative
Photo: Charles H. Kerry & Co.
(Powerhouse Museum)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Antonin Artaud

Theatre director, poet, actor, and playwright
Photo: Agence de presse Meurisse

Gaston Ferdiere and Antonin Artaud
at the psychiatric hospital in Rodez, 1946

Monday, 20 November 2017


Singer Brian Johnson performing next to guitarists Malcolm Young and Angus Young of Australian legendary hard rock band AC/DC at the Palais Omnisport of Paris Bercy, on September 15, 1984 in Paris. - AC/DC guitarist and cofounder Malcolm Young has died aged 64, the band announced on November 18, 2017.  Photo: Jean-Claude Coutausse - AFP.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Ferdinand Schmutzer

Austrian engraver and photographer
Ferdinand Schmutzer in his studio in Vienna
Self-portrait, ca.1910

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Future Nightmares

The Nightmare of Future Wars
Workers of the World Unite!
Soviet School - 1920's
Lithograph on paper

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Navy Sailors

Somewhere in the Pacific, ca.1945 - Navy sailors at paint shop.
4x5 inch negative from the archives of Lt. Joseph Zinni,
U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Portrait with Pearls

A Woman with Pearl Necklace and Earrings
Photograph: Diane Arbus - N.Y.C. 1967
Gelatin silver print

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017


"Sometimes life throws you in all sorts of directions. The most important part about life is to remember you are exactly where you need to be."
Jessica Milford, New Hampshire.

Posted 12 September, 2017. (theGuardian)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Couple with Child

Couple with child, Brisbane, Australia
Photo: Tosca Studio - ca.1898
(Cabinet Photograph)

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Imperial County

Brawley, Imperial County, California. "In Farm Security Administration migratory labor camp. Family of mother, father and eleven children, originally from near Mangrum, Oklahoma, where he had been tenant farmer. Came to California in 1936 after the drought. Since then has been traveling from crop to crop in California, following the harvest. Six of the eleven children attend school wherever the family stops long enough. Five older children work along with the father and mother. February 23, two of the family have been lucky and 'got a place' (a day's work) in peas on the Sinclair ranch. Father had earned about $1.73 for ten-hour day. Oldest daughter had earned $1.25. From these earnings they had to provide their transportation to the fields 20 miles away. Mother wants to return to Oklahoma, father unwilling." February 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Friday, 27 October 2017

Jacques Garnerin's Parachute

The first parachute by Jacques Garnerin, tested by himself in the park of Mousseaux, 22 October 1797. Three technical illustrations show "Calotte du parachute" (crown of parachute); "Parachute ployé, à l'instant du départe" (folded parachute, moment of release from ascending balloon); and "Parachute déployé, à l'instant de la séparation d'avec le ballon" (unfolded parachute, moment of separation). Etching with aquatint, hand-colored. 1798 or 1799 (Year 7 of the French revolutionary calendar)

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Dancing Mothers

Publicity shot for the film Dancing Mothers
with Clara Bow and Conway Tearle, 1926
Photo: Famous-Laskey Productions

Lobby card for the 1926 film Dancing Mothers
(Paramount Pictures)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

Edward Lear

Photo: McLean, Melhuish & Haes - 1862
Albumen print, carte-de-visite
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

"Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots"
(1832) by Edward Lear