Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wilhelm Bendz: A Smoking Party


Here we get a glimpse into a home of the Copenhagen Golden Age, where the son of the house (the future Professor Christian J├╝rgensen) has invited his friends to an evening with tobacco pipes and conversation. Bendz was one of the Golden Age’s most ambitious painters, which is also apparent in this work’s complicated shadow effects. Unfortunately his career was cut short when Bendz died, only 28 years old, on the obligatory cultural tour to Italy.
Wilhelm Bendz: A Smoking Party

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Einstein's pipe


Albert Einstein's desk at Princeton University.  Photo taken a few hours after his death. From The Day Albert Einstein Died:  A Photographer's Story at Life Magazine.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Vintage Ad (1947): Westinghouse radios


Vintage Ad (1950s): Three Nuns

Received via email from a reader, who says that he believes this is from a 1950s-era Reader's Digest.

Oh, how I miss Three Nuns!