Australian Murder Victims (1910-1960)

Excerpts from the forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney, Australia which contains an estimated 130,000 negatives created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960.

Geronimo, Sitting Bull and other Native American Cabinet Cards

First introduced in the 1860s, cabinet card photographs were similar to cartes-de-visite, only larger. Measuring approximately four inches by six inches and mounted on cardstock (similar to cardboard), cabinet card photos got their name from their size—they were just the right size to be displayed on a cabinet. Cabinet cards reached their peak of popularity […]

The Solomon D. Butcher Collection

  Solomon D. Butcher Photograph Collection The Solomon D. Butcher Collection comprises nearly 3,500 glass plate negatives crafted between 1886 and 1912. It was the photographer’s intention to record the process of homesteading, which he shrewdly recognized as a transient, yet important, epoch in the story of the American West. Between 1886 and 1891, Butcher […]

Lee Balterman’s Chicago (1950’s)

  Lee Balterman (American, 1920- ) was born at Augustana Hospital in Chicago. After graduating high school in 1938, he went on to take evening classes in drawing and painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago – the only formal training of his career. At 86, he continues to live and photograph […]

Erik Kessels: SHIT and Empty Infantilism

“I think that this is an argument that needs definition and that in doing so, following it up with the above analysis mentioning of colluding Nazis to the smell of shit and gay activity to the Nazi and his shitting, we are reducing gay men to shit smelling Nazis whose sexuality is thus limited and demonized incorrectly”

Fabio Sgroi: No Future, Every Future

“1) Violence is total. This is exemplified not only by placing the punk character in films such as “Return of the Living Dead” or “Suburbia” or “Warriors” as the outcast and misunderstood alienist as transgressor…”