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 […]
Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1955 novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, who also wrote the screenplay. It follows a middle-aged literature lecturer who becomes sexually obsessed with a young adolescent girl. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita), and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze, with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty. […]
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 (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 […]
Explore all historical galleries on ASX Geronimo, Sitting Bull and other Native American Cabinet CardsLolita by Stanley Kubrick (1962)The Solomon D. Butcher CollectionLee Balterman’s Chicago (1950’s)AMERICAN MUG SHOTSCIVIL RIGHTS MUG SHOTS (“WE SHALL OVERCOME”)The Twisted Metal Death Parade of America in the 1950-60’sByberry Insane Asylum – A House of Horrors in 1940’s PhiladelphiaKKK Cross Burnings, [...]
The Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office discovered arrest logs and photographs from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56) and the Freedom Rides (1961).
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For nearly 200 years, Northeastern Philadelphia had treated its surrounding mentally ill citizens “to keep them off the streets” because they caused “terror among their neighbors.”
Photographs from the area around Tallahassee, Florida in the 1950’s. A selection from the Red Kerce Collection. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on New York City. (All rights reserved. Images @ The Estate of Stanley Kubrick.)
Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was personal friends w Bettie Page, for years living only three blocks apart from each other just off Times Square (Weegee on West 47th Street and Ms. Page on West 46th Street), a walk one can do in less than five minutes. EXPLORE ALL WEEGEE ON ASX (All […]