Monday, January 28, 2008

Medicine Show, Strange 1935 Picture

Medicine Show Performer by Ben Shahn in 1935, is an odd image of an African American man in black face preparing for a medicine show in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Argent Editions is always on the lookout for odd and wonderful pictures from the American past. We're not sure what to make if this one except to say that it's eye-catching but a little peculiar.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Central Park Winter Scene

Samuel Gottscho became a commercial photographer at age 50 and is best known for his architectural photographs of New York City. This winter scene in Central Park, looking toward the Plaza Hotel, is the first Gottscho photograph to be offered by Argent Editions. 11 x 14 prints are $115.