A sampling of theatrical posters from the Courier Lithograph Company of Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1890-1910; artists uncredited and unknown.
Photo of a Victorian ghost ride from the pages of Skin Magazine
For people interested in Hunter S. Thompson, this is an indispensable read. A really straightforward remembrance by Ralph Steadman, who was Sir John Tenniel to Thompson’s Lewis Carroll.
From Life magazine in 1942, at a time when temperance advocates were trying to outlaw beer and wine under the guise of promoting war-time rationing of grain and grapes.
Ching Wah Lee (1901-1980) serves pretend-tea to actresses Anna May Wong and Ella Raines in this promotional postcard for Impact, a 1949 film set partially in San Francisco, Lee’s birthplace and hometown. An adviser on this film, he was best known as an actor in The Good Earth (1937), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) and Flower Drum Song (1961).
The Red Queen by Sir John Tenniel from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1871)
The original black & white. And below, Alice and the Queen in flight.