John Heartfield. Rationalisation is on the March. 1927.
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)
Edmund Kesting ‘Dore Hoyer’ 1944
Irish Republican Army female soldier.
James Ensor. Hell Under, Hell Above, Hell All Around. 1888.
Michelangelo Antonioni in China, 1972.
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
Women silhouettes and trees by Max Dupain, c.1930s
Michael K. Frith (1969)
An Italian partisan in Florence on August 14, 1944