Passport Photos of Famous Authors

  As a collector and artist, I am fascinated by vintage documents and identification photographs. These vintage passports once belonging to authors Virginia Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce are poignant and dramatic especially when we look at them now. They seem like floating pieces of a story frozen in time.  Do you keep your expired passports or old id photos? Questions? email me: Read more found artifacts, vintage passports, vintage photos

1939 Snow Cone Face Mask!

A photograph, c.1939, of women wearing the 'Snow Cone Mask'. Invented in Canada, the mask was a plastic cone designed to protect faces from the ravages of icy winter snowstorms. With the below freezing temperatures maybe you want to try it?! On the other hand, if these women had wings they could have migrated south for the winter instead! Stay Warm! Read more Snow Cone Mask, vintage photographs

Charlie Brown Would Have Made A Great Photographer!

Collection of Barbara Levine/ Since its invention nearly 175 years ago, photography has proven to be extraordinarily adaptable to popular uses. For centuries the photographer and the camera have been depicted in objects of material culture. One of my favorite examples is by cartoonist and Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz. On the cover of this 1962 Peanuts comic book, Charlie Brown tries to take a photograph of Snoopy. Good Grief Charlie Brown, you would have made a great photographer!Want to add to your collection? Email me: Read more Barbara Levine, Charlie Brown, Peanuts

10 Funny and Strange Vintage Christmas Photos!

Nothing says Merry Christmas like vintage holiday photos and the stranger the better! Here are a few gems from the collection. Enjoy!circa 1950. Small tree, big hands and Santa mask!c.1980. Merry Christmas Honey!1939 Office Christmas Party!Matching holiday dresses, 1962.1959. Will feel trapped by Christmas forever.1976. Macrame! I love it!Stuffed animal and guns,c.1960.I don't think I want to go to their house!HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!All photos from collection of Barbara Levine/   Read more 1 comment Barbara Levine, vintage Christmas photos

Holidays Blues? Turn to Psychoanalysis!

 Collection of Barbara Levine/ Psychoanalysis was published by E.C. Comics (also published MAD Magazine) in 1955. The comic featured three patients, Freddy Carter, Ellen Lyman and Mark Stone who were undergoing psychoanalysis. The analyst was the central character and only referred to as 'The Psychiatrist'. According to the editors, "This magazine is our most difficult and revolutionary creative effort thus far. Through the medium of the comic format, we will attempt to portray, graphically and dramatically, the manner in which people find peace of mind through the science of psychoanalysis." The comic was approved by the Comics Code Authority but newstands did not want to display it and the publication only lasted for a total of four issues (too bad, we could all use more... Read more Barbara Levine, comics, Psychoanalysis Comic Book « Newer articles 1 5 6 7 8 9 16 Older articles »