Friday, 29 June 2018

Mr. Kahlo & His Daughters

Guillermo Kahlo, Self-portrait, 1920
Gelatin-bromide silver on paper

Cristina, Matilde, Adriana, and Frida Kahlo, 1916
Photograph: Guillermo Kalho
Gelatin-bromide silver on paper

Thursday, 28 June 2018

In Search of Lost Time

Promenade and Grand Salon,
Trouville, Normandy, France. ca.1895
Photochrom Colour Print

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

De Gracy & Dalton


Mug shot of De Gracy (sic) and Edward Dalton. Details unknown.
Central Police Station, Sydney, around 1920.

Special Photograph no. 129. A cropped print of this photograph appears in a police photo book from the 1920s, annotated in pencil "magsmen", with no further information offered.

Magsman: A confidence trickster.
A person who likes telling stories; a raconteur.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Monday, 25 June 2018

Joann Crane

Joann Crane with portrait
of her father Abraham Crane, 1862
Unidentified Photographer

Sunday, 24 June 2018

World War 2


A young English boy sits reading outside the ruins of a bookshop that suffered Luftwaffe bomb damage during the London Blitz.  8th October, 1940.  AP Photo


U.S. Navy Lt. Lawrence Britton on lookout duty, aboard the USS Nassau, nearly two years after the surprise strike by the Japanese in 1941. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA. October 1943.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Jacob Riis' New York

Baxter Street Alley in Mulberry Bend
New York City, ca.1888
Photograph: Jacob Riis
(Library of Congress)

Mullen’s Alley, Cherry Hill
New York City, 1888
Photograph: Jacob Riis

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Corner Bookstore

Old Corner Bookstore (first brick building in Boston)
8 x 10 in. glass plate negative ca.1900
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Old Corner Bookstore, Boston, ca.1900 (Detail)
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Man with Pistols

Untitled (Man with pistols) ca.1860
Sixth-plate daguerreotype, delicately tinted
Unknown photographer

Sunday, 10 June 2018

French Open 2018

Paris, France

Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a backhand return to Italy’s Simone Bolelli during their men’s singles first round match of the 2018 French Open tennis tournament. Photo: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images. (theGuardian)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein In his studio
at 36 West 26th Street, New York, 1964
Photograph: Ken Heyman

Girl with Hair Ribbon
by Roy Lichtenstein, 1965
Oil and magma on canvas

Friday, 8 June 2018

Stanwyck & Davis

Signed publicity photo, circa 1930s
Unidentified photographer

Bette Davis, Studio portrait 1940s
Photo: Alexander Kahle for RKO Radio

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018

Flamingo Hotel


Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas. Medium format negative for the Look magazine 
assignment 'What Price Gambling in Nevada' QM. April 1954. 
Unidentified Photographer.  (Shorpy)

Sunday, 3 June 2018

'Rocker'

'Rocker' with a Toad, Seacoal Camp,
Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1983
Photograph: Chris Killip
Gelatin silver print