“WEEGEE AND BETTIE”

    Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was personal friends w Bettie Page, for years living only three blocks apart from each other just off Times Square (Weegee on West 47th Street and Ms. Page on West 46th Street), a walk one can do in less than five minutes.   EXPLORE ALL WEEGEE ON ASX   (All […]

Marion Post Wolcott – ‘Mississippi Delta Plantation Life’ (1930s)

Sign along road to Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Playing dominoes or cards in front of drug store in center of town, in Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Weighing and picking operations on Nugent cotton plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. The pickers are hired day laborers from Greenville, and receive seventy-five cents per one hundred poundsOne [...]

William Gedney: “Houses at Night” (1960-1973)

    William Gale Gedney (October 29, 1932 – June 23, 1989) was an American photographer whose work did not gain momentum until after his death.  Gedney died of AIDS in 1989, aged 56, in New York City and was buried in Greenville, New York, a few short miles from his childhood home. He left his photographs and […]

Vietnam Zippo Lighters (‘DEATH FROM ABOVE’)”

    Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection has been compiled individually by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. (Images @ Cowan Auctions)

America’s Race Riots of the Sixties

In the early 1960s, African Americans in cities nationwide were growing frustrated with the high level of poverty in their communities. Since the years immediately following World War II (1939–45), middle-class white Americans had been leaving the cities for nearby suburbs. Businesses that had once provided jobs and tax funding in the cities were leaving […]

Julius Born’s ‘Texan Portraits’: Cowboys, Immigrants and Animals

  Photographer Julius Born took thousands of photographs of the people, land and community in Hemphill county located in the Texas panhandle.  In thousands of portrait photographs taken during the first half of the twentieth century, Born forever documented Texas’ past, heritage, and humanity. In his images of cowboys and businessmen, well-composed ladies, and fidgety […]