Saturday, August 30, 2003

Toy Paintings - The Photorealistic paintings of  Cesar Santander.

Uri Geller's modelling career.

Dimona - an Israeli comix group.

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photographical Projections
(Via ggth).

Towards a history of the cinema theatre - "Seeing 'beyond', in space and time: the streets of distant cities, exotic lands presented by a panorama or diorama, famous battles of the past re-enacted through a magic lantern, the visual games of the phenakistoscope, the grandiose scenic effects of Robertson's phantasmagories. The history of the various forms in which images have been consumed coincides perhaps with the history of the ever more perfect machines for dreams and the realms of fantasy".

Although the first magic lanterns  were already capable of producing moving pictures, it took a long time before the images really 'jumped to life'. 
Magic Lantern Site 'de Luikenrwaal' - A must visit site!

A collection of lantern slides - part of the "George Eastman House" - Pre-Cinema Project.

African LOXO  - Gorgeous Photographs of African women from the 50's & the 60's (Via Vigna-Maru).

Vintage Stocking Ads.

ilana | link | | 08:20

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Honoring a march and a dream - "Thursday, Aug. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest days in American history...

The day of the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest civil rights demonstration of them all and the one that climaxed with Martin Luther King's  "I have a dream" speech that ranks as one of the transcendent legacies of American rhetoric".

Red-Haired Barbarians - The Dutch and other foreigners in Nagasaki and Yokohama 1800-1865 (iisg).


Also from iisg - Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Posters.

An Eyewitness to Labor History 1948-1975 - Often referred to as "labor's photographer", Sam Riess used his camera to capture historic events that shaped American labor.

ilana | link | | 11:00

Welcome back from your vacation Cynthia! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog...

She was not only one of the greatest advertising icons of all time, but Aunt Jemima was also the advertising world's first living trademark. The Woman Behind Aunt Jemima by Scoop (Via art for housewives). 

Following  Aunt Jemima to the Patent Museum, I've also learned about Betsy Ross and the American Flag.

ilana | link | | 07:10

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Yossi Lemel
Israeli Poster Artist.

Farkash Gallery - Vintage Israeli Advertisement Posters.

ewhite Illustration archive (Via Oink). 

A Glimpse of Krishna.

ilana | link | | 06:05

Saturday, August 23, 2003

The Art of Stephen Mackey.

Yevgeny Khaldei - "Photo Album Devoted to the Happy Life of a Young Man.
at the  Howard Schickler Gallery

Vintage Decorative Arts: 1930 Shanghai Advertising Posters.

Vintage Postcards.

Cycleback Museum - Early Baseball Online Gallery.
The 1912 Boston Garter baseball cards is one of the rarest and most unusual issues of all time. Each large and brightly lithographed card shows a player in the locker room, sometimes in his underwear, showing off his snazzy sock garters.

ilana | link | | 10:30

Reflections on Native Realities: Who stole the teepee? Works by contemporary Native American artists. 

Also visit the online exibit - Indian Humor.

Mambo Mania: A Brief History of the Mambo.

Rodger Roundy Paintings (Via gmtPlus9).

Michael Ives Studios' art Online -  Southwestern Art, Primitive/Native Art, Folk Art, Caribbean Art, Balinese, Bermuda and Hawaiian Art.

ilana | link | | 07:17

Friday, August 22, 2003

The Visual Front - Posters of the Spanish Civil War (Via Internet Weekly).

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture.

Jerrold de Wolfe - Design & Illustration.

Fairy & Fantasy Portraits.

His Excellency Gilbert & Sullivan.

The Wizard of Oz
An American Fairy Tale.

Illustrated Little Lulu History 
(Via neurastenia).

Picturing Childhood - Illustrated Children's Books from University of California Collections, 1550-1990.

ilana | link | | 11:24

Thursday, August 21, 2003
The CENTURY Project - is a series of nude photographs accompanied by highly personal and moving statements by women whose lives span 100 years. The words and pictures combine to form a powerful statement about body image, society's portrayal of women in the media, sexuality, pornography, and women's health issues. (Thank you Plep for the link - The site is highly impressive).

Harappa - Glimpses of  South  Asia  before 1947 (Via exclamation mark).

clandestina.colors - Online illustration magazine (Via Edlunart/links).

Fashions from The National Suit & Cloak Co. Catalogue, Spring and Summer 1924 - Christine's Vintage Fashion Page.

1930' Toy Grammophone - Holland Toys.

In 1947 the term "Health Physics" was only 4 years old and no less confusing then than now - Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum (Via La Petite Claudine).

ilana | link | | 07:20

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Body Bags Stack Up on Jerusalem Street (Reuters). The smaller bundles held the corpses of children, some of them babies in diapers.

Just up the street from the bomb site stood the Museum on the Seam for Dialogue, Understanding and Coexistence, its doors and windows boarded up or cemented over.

ilana | link | | 06:38

Monday, August 18, 2003

DUCK! - MoCCA's (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) first online exhibit.

The Photography of Artists Pierre & Gilles (Via Art Nudes).

ilana | link | | 06:40

Saturday, August 16, 2003
I've  spent hours and hours  on the internet today (which is  a little embarrassing to say) but even so I've got almost nothing to present here... You go from blog to blog to blog and ops! there goes the whole day.

Charante Deti - Pictures from a series of Czechoslovakian matchoxes from the 40's or 50's with a child-safety theme 
(Via Off On A Tangent).

ilana | link | | 18:20

Friday, August 15, 2003

Travel brouchure "Goedkoope Retours Naar Londen," 1932 from David Levine's collection of 1920s and 1930s travel-related ephemera. 

Baron Munchausen Trade Cards (Via everlasting blort).

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Illustrated with the original artwork.

Ring Magazine covers at 
JO Sports
- sports memorabilia.

Voices from the Underground - Radical Protest and Underground Press in the "Sixties": An Exhibition (Via WetPaint).

Chinese Public Health Posters.

ilana | link | | 07:40

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Wonder Woman 1944.

  The History of  Superman - the first and greatest superhero - The Superman Encyclopaedia.

ilana | link | | 06:55

Monday, August 11, 2003
Activism through art (Ori Nir/Ha'aretz) "After years of failed attempts to exhibit his collection of Palestinian posters in American art galleries, political activist Dan Walsh has decided to produce his own exhibit - on the internet...

"The butt of a Kalashnikov assault rifle peers out of many of these posters, but Walsh has chosen not to play up those that depict the armed struggle. 'Posters of atrocities don't fit in with my agenda,' he explains. 'I've tried to select non-threatening posters, those that are lyrical in character and speak to the viewer. The way I see it, this is an introductory course on the Middle East conflict. Through aesthetics, I teach Americans things they don't know about the conflict.'

"Walsh insists that he doesn't have a single poster featuring anti-Semitism, racial hatred or a call for jihad (holy war) in his collection: "I'm not saying that such posters don't exist. I'm merely saying that I've never seen them."

The Palestine Poster Project (Via Concept).

Frank R. Paul's  Science Fiction Artwork - A tribute site by Fan Artist Frank Wu.

Ho Chi Minh - an artist's book containing a fictional diary by Ho Chi Minh and an exhibition of fifty portraits of Ho Chi Minh.

Dr. Seuss Went to War:  A Catalog of Political Cartoons.

USDA Historical Photos. Most of the photographs were taken between 1937 and 1943 during the Farm Security Administration (FSA) era.

ilana | link | | 07:07

Saturday, August 9, 2003
  the virtual LETTER project - "As wonderful as it is to touch so many lives via the internet how wonderful it is to receive a tactile form of communication in the mail",  says Naomi from petals art journal. Her  theory on letter writing is that "it's good for the soul. It's a non threatening way to open yourself up and to let down your walls. I believe,  that when you write a letter you're not only writing to another being but are also writing to yourself". Also check out the BOOKMARK project.

I  think I'll adopt the idea and share it with my Israeli friends.

ilana | link | | 18:50

The illustration is from FORTUNE magazine - February 1942 at the beginning of America's participation in the Second World War.  An Alphabet of Illustrators at The Visual Telling of Stories Archive.

John Lennon Walls and Bridges Lithograph. Visual Gallery.

Loretta Young Magazine Covers.

Divas - The Site - Who are the tiny minority who can be considered as true divas? What sets these women above all others in their particular fields? What has happened to these women to entitle them to the status of diva?

Billiard Artwork and Antiques.

National Museum of American Illustration.

Harvey Kurtzman 

Norman Blaine Saunders' illustration career was as big and successful as any artist could hope for, and no single genre could contain his remarkable talent. He painted them all - aliens and aviators, heroes and hunters, detectives and demons, quarterbacks and comic books, sex kittens and serial killers, westerns and wacky packs!

Weird Tale's Conan Covers.
The Devil In Iron (1934)
Cover by Margaret Brundage.

Antique Liquor Labels.

Woman of Ward - Bill Ward - King of Glamour Girl Art.

ilana | link | | 10:25

Friday, August 8, 2003

Retro Americana
(Via retrolounge).

Encyclopedia Titanica: Reasearch, Passenger and Crew Biographies, Pictures and Art.

World's Largest Roadside Attractions from around the world (Via Plep). 

Seed Art - Antique Seed Packets -
Works of Art 90 Years Later (Via dublog).

(Via indigoblur).

ilana | link | | 17:54

Thursday, August 7, 2003
What I wished for didn't turn out the way I hoped it would. I can't say I'm not disappointed but I did what I thought I should, I did my best and I'm glad I did but that's that - the outcome is not mine to control and I'll have to accept that and move on!

Yin Yu Tang. A Chinese Home - Explore the House and  learn about the daily life  of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for over 200 years. (Via flashforward).

A Gallery of Art and Illustration from the Pages of  American Newspapers - American Newspaper Repository.

Self-defence with a Walking-stick: The different metods of defending oneself with a walking-stick or umbrella by E.W. Barton-Wright (1901).

Studdying with Bonzo: A site dedicated to Bonzo Dog and the creativity of George Studdy.

The Art of Anton Raderscheidt.

Max and Moritz from the wonderful site - 19th-century German Stories (Via CUP OF CHICHA).

ilana | link | | 09:51

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