Sunday, 30 April 2017

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Ball Team

The Ball Team, Indiana, 1908
Composed mainly of glass workers.
(Library of Congress)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Postal Orders

Irish 9 shilling Postal Order with additional stamps,
used in 1969. (Minister for Posts and Telegraphs)

British Postal Order, Gibraltar, 1st July 1939

Monday, 24 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

Big A Signs

Big A Sign at Angel Stadium of Anaheim,
with California State Route 57 in the background.
2 July 2014
Photo: Nandaro

40-lane bowling center in Costa Mesa,
California, December 7, 2002
Photo: Victor Stapf Jr.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Fritz Reuter

Fritz Reuter, Ca.1894
The Washington D.C. hotelier
and his children Fritz and Gertrude.
5x7 in. glass negative by the
C.M. Bell portrait studio.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ziad Antar & Bo Bartlett

Axiom 11, 2012
Photo: Ziad Antar
Ink jet on photographic
archival paper, mounted on dibond

Lifeboat, 1998
Oil on linen

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Deluge

Director Francis Ford Coppola shelters himself
from the driving rain that added to the troubles
of an already beleaguered shoot for
Apocalypse Now.   (M.E. Mark)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Lu Qing

BeijingJune, 1994
Photo: Ai Weiwei

Photograph of Ai Weiwei's wife, Lu Qing, lifting her
skirt to the camera in front of the Tiananmen Gate.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Herbert Ellis

Mug shot of Herbert Ellis
Presumed Central Police Station
Sydney, ca.1920

He is variously listed as a housebreaker, a shop breaker,
a safe breaker, a receiver and a suspected person.

A considerably less self-assured Ellis appears in the NSW Criminal Register of 29 August 1934 (no. 206). His convictions by then include 'goods in custody, indecent language, stealing, receiving and throwing a missile.' His MO includes the entry 'seldom engages in crime in company, but possessing a most villainous character, he influences associates to commit robberies, and he arranges for the disposal of the proceeds.' It adds that he has the nicknames 'Curley' - his hair is thinning - and 'Deafy', as he is by then quite deaf. He is seen leaning heavily on a walking stick in the later image.
(Glass plate negative)

Thursday, 13 April 2017


Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna, 1921
Photo: Ferdinand Schmutzer
(Restored by Adam Cuerden)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

Ocean Liners

Anchor LIne, 1924
Glasgow & New York
Artwork Kenneth Shoesmith

White Star Line, 1920
Southampton Cherbourg New York
Artwork Walter Thomas

Friday, 7 April 2017

Children Of Poverty

Jennifer, Tiffany, and Carrie
Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark

Chuck's sister Jenifer (right) takes care of Tiffany,
her stepmother's infant child, while her cousin Carrie
plays mother to her "newborn" dolls, Haley and Bobo.

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror, 1922
Director: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Truman Capote

American author Truman Capote
New Orleans, July 1946
From 'Images à la Sauvette' (Verve, 1952)
© Henri Cartier-Bresson - Magnum Photos

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Ford Madox Brown

Albumen Print

Head of a Girl, ca.1840
by Ford Madox Brown
Oil on paper

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Saturday, 1 April 2017