Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yvonne De Carlo Publicity Photograph for the movie "Song of Scheherazade" - 1946

Yvonne De Carlo (1922 – 2007) was a Canadian American actress, singer, and dancer whose career in film, television, and musical theatre spanned six decades.
She obtained her breakthrough role in Salome Where She Danced (1945), produced by Walter Wanger, who described her as "the most beautiful girl in the world." Success followed in films like Criss Cross (1949) and The Captain's Paradise (1953). Her film career reached its peak when Cecil B. DeMille cast her as Sephora, the wife of Moses, her most prominent role, in his biblical epic The Ten Commandments (1956).
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Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor in the movie "Camille" - 1936

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Flora by Russian Artist Zinaida Serebriakova - 1935

Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova  (1884 – 1967) was among the first female Russian painters of distinction.
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Headdress Frontlet by Native American Artist Charles Edenshaw, Haida - Late 19th Century

Charles Edenshaw was a well-known master carver who was among the first Haida artists to earn a living entirely from the works he created. His specific style can be identified through his unique eye-form. The eye itself is on a well-rounded orb, with a round iris enclosed in tapered lids with well-defined rims. There is no hollowing of the socket below the eye, and the cheeks of the figure are well-rounded, intersecting with the eye socket plane. Edenshaw's oeuvre was varied, consisting of full-size and small totem poles along with settees, cradles, carved crest figures for grave monuments, and silver bracelets. His great-grandsons, Robert and Reg Davidson, continue his artistic tradition today.


Painted Terracotta Female Figure, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period - Ma'mariya, Egypt, 3500-3400 B.C.E

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chained Slave Child in Zanzibar, East Africa - Late 19th Century


Portrait of African-American Social Reformer Frederick Douglass - 1874

Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.
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Little Girls with their Pet Cats - Vintage Photographs


The New York Public Library Book Wagon - 1930's

Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side to the right-hand side - 3 September 1967

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