“The Game of Chess” by French artist Delphin Enjolras (1865–1945), who often painted young women illuminated by lamplight. With thanks to Michael Chukwuma Mkpadi who identified the artwork for me.
Photo by South African artist Lorraine Loots
By American artist Charles Pfahl (1946-2013)
Mail delivery to Kate Smith at Camp Sunshine, on her island, Lake Placid, N.Y.
Kate addresses bomb for delivery in Germany.
I have long been a fan of Franklin Booth’s black & white art, but his evocation of autumn from 1911 captures my heart as well.
“The Casket” (1924) by Noel Denholm Davis, English portrait artist. One source notes that the model was either his wife or daughter, and characterizes her look as “enigmatic.” No kidding.
Carrie L. Hurley in the Mail Equipment Shop, Washington D.C. Every working day from 1898 to 1923, she sewed the seams of mailbags. From An American Postal Portrait (2000). Below, from the same book, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, postal clerk in 1907.
Charley Chase appeared in close to one hundred two-reel, silent comedies, but never starred in a feature-length film. This one was made in 1924, and shows how the dress code for lawn and garden care has slipped over the last 90 years.
Uncredited cover art for Jimmie Allen in the Air Mail Robbery (1936) by Capt. Willfred G. Moore and Lt. Robert M. Burtt