magictransistor:

John Heartfield. Rationalisation is on the March. 1927.

magictransistor:

John Heartfield. Rationalisation is on the March. 1927.

830vintage:

Alla Nazimova

830vintage:

Alla Nazimova

daguerreotypeimages:

AMERICAN MADE. This remarkable sixth plate daguerreotype was taken circa 1848-1850 at an unknown location that might actually have been “on site” where the gentleman, identified as Lucien Ball Johnson M.D., taught anatomy. (via Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes)

daguerreotypeimages:

AMERICAN MADE. This remarkable sixth plate daguerreotype was taken circa 1848-1850 at an unknown location that might actually have been “on site” where the gentleman, identified as Lucien Ball Johnson M.D., taught anatomy. (via Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes)

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi:

Edmund Kesting ‘Dore Hoyer’ 1944

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi:

Edmund Kesting Dore Hoyer’ 1944

chilldayzoldies:

Irish Republican Army female soldier.

chilldayzoldies:

Irish Republican Army female soldier.

magictransistor:

James Ensor. Hell Under, Hell Above, Hell All Around. 1888.

magictransistor:

James Ensor. Hell Under, Hell Above, Hell All Around1888.

shihlun:

Michelangelo Antonioni in China, 1972.

shihlun:

Michelangelo Antonioni in China, 1972.

lesanneeselegantes:

Joan Crawford

lesanneeselegantes:

Joan Crawford

1bohemian:

1940

1bohemian:

1940

tricotomiacruenta:

biblipeacay:

beckerrarebooks:

These whimsical images come from the mind of Louis Crusius, a physician and artist who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  The Antikamnia Chemical Company used Crusius’ images in a series of calendars they published from 1897-1901, which they sent to physicians who could prove their medical standing.

The company, whose name means “opposed to pain,” was known for manufacturing a patent medicine called Antikamnia tablets.  Like most patent medicines of the time, the ingredients in the tablets could have ill effects - the tablets contained acetanilide, which could cause cyanosis (a condition in which the skin becomes blood due to insufficient oxygen).

Even more Crusius: The Antikamnia Chemical Company post on BibliOdyssey.

Posted by: S. Janvier

earwigbiscuits:

Women silhouettes and trees by Max Dupain, c.1930s

earwigbiscuits:

Women silhouettes and trees by Max Dupain, c.1930s

psychedelicway:

Michael K. Frith (1969)

psychedelicway:

Michael K. Frith (1969)

goldenerasuits:

An Italian partisan in Florence on August 14, 1944

goldenerasuits:

An Italian partisan in Florence on August 14, 1944