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Masks – Mexican +++

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Masks – Mexican has 93 items and joins Masks – African as the only subdivisions to the general Masks folder in the Picture collection. Please enjoy the following sample.

Nuestro, September 1980.

Nuestro, September 1980.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Alligator

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Devil

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Hermit

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Monkey

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Parachico

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit "The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks".

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks”.

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit "The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks".

Accordion pamphlet from the Dayton Museum of Natural History exhibit “The Many Faces of Mexico: a Celebration of Masks”.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Cunning

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
Bat

British Journal of Photography, 2006.

British Journal of Photography, 2006.

"Maschere de Messico" (Masks of Mexico), 1981.

“Maschere de Messico” (Masks of Mexico), 1981.
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American Fabrics and Fashion

American Fabrics and Fashion (also called American Fabrics) was a commercial textile magazine created as a guide for manufacturers in the fabrics industry. In every issue there are dozens of physical fabric samples glued in, so in case you were wondering, “What did the 50’s feel like?”, here is the most literal answer to your question. Accompanying the samples are textile advertisements and sometimes the samples are even incorporated into the ads themselves. For anyone interested in fashion, textiles or all that is tactile, American Fabrics is a publication of great cultural and historical value.

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We have 105 Issues of American Fabrics, 1946-1975.

American Fabrics, Number 72. 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 72. 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 69. Fall 1965.

American Fabrics, Number 69. Fall 1965.
Cover Art by W Lully.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.
Cover Art by W Lully.

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American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.
Cover Art by W Lully.

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American Fabrics, Number 72. Summer 1966.
Cover Art by W Lully.

American Fabrics, Number 2. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 2. 1947.

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American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

 

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 85. Winter 1969.

American Fabrics, Number 103. Spring 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 103. Spring 1975.

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American Fabrics, Number 50. Summer 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 50. Summer 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 49. Spring 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 49. Spring 1960.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 52. Spring 1961.

American Fabrics, Number 52. Spring 1961.
(Not a picture of Supima seeds but a real packet of seeds!)

American Fabrics, Number 31. Winter 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 31. Winter 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 105. Fall 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 105. Fall 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 88. Fall 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 01.1946.

American Fabrics, Number 102.1974.

American Fabrics, Number 102.1974.

American Fabrics, Number 69.1965.

American Fabrics, Number 69. 1965.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 30. Fall 1954.

American Fabrics, Number 86. Spring 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 86. Spring 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 87. Summer 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 87. Summer 1970.

American Fabrics, Number 104. Winter 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 104. Winter 1975.

American Fabrics, Number 02. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 02. 1947.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, Number 71. Spring/Summer 1966.

American Fabrics, 1980.

American Fabrics, 1980.

Sports – Wrestling +++

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Wrestling is an ancient art, and a glorious, however cheap hoax. Whether it be sumo, Olympic, or professional, all varieties take skill, athleticism, dedication, and in the case of the latter, bravado and character personification.  The sport certainly attracts eccentric competitors. In the picture collection you’ll find 70 wildly gestural pictures (and lots of eyeliner).

Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

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Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

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Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

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Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

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Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

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Wrestling Madness by Matt Hunter.

Holidays – Halloween

Happy Halloween!!

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon Mask

October 1969

October 1960

October 1973

October 1973

jack-o-lanterns

Illustration by Adam McCauley

CapriSun Ad

1984 Advertisement for CapriSun

Sun Maid Raisins Advertisement, October 1965.

Sun Maid Raisins Advertisement, October 1965.

Advertisement by the California Raisin Advisory Board, October 1975.

Advertisement by the California Raisin Advisory Board, October 1975.

Advertisement for Nickel Stainless Steel, 1964.

Advertisement for Nickel Stainless Steel
Life, September 18, 1964.

Ricky's Poster Advertisement, 2003.

Ricky’s Poster Advertisement, 2003.

Ricky's Poster Advertisement, 2003.

Ricky’s Poster Advertisement, 2003.

Halloween in Switzerland

October 24, 197[?]

Mythology & Fairy Tale – Monsters & Devils

We continue our pictorial lead up to Halloween with a  bit of the beastly. In the Mythology & Fairy Tale – Monsters & Devils folder you will find 93 images. Below we offer, like so many virgins on a satanic alter table, a sampling. Please enjoy the smooth electro stylings of the Electric Hellfire Club while you peruse them.

 

Old Rosicurian Order Illustration of Kabbalistic symbolism

Old Rosicurian Order Illustration of Kabbalistic symbolism
Ritual America, 2012, by Adam Parfrey and Craig Heimbichner.

"The Last Judgement" by Fra Angelico

“The Last Judgement” by Fra Angelico
(detail)

Goya, 1795

Illustration CA. 1910-1919, reprinted in Smithsonian Magazine, 2003

Illustration CA. 1910-1919, reprinted in Smithsonian Magazine, 2003

The Life Book of Christmas

The Life Book of Christmas, Vol 2: The Pageantry of Christmas, 1963.
“Horror and Drollery are combined in this 15th century illustration of a miracle play. It depicts angels battling a band of devils for possession of the Castle of Faith.”

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"Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons" by Martin Schongauer

“Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons” by Martin Schongauer
From the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacob S. Rogers Fund, 1920.

Previews, July 1991.

Previews, July 1991.

Dürer, the harrowing of hell, 1512

Dürer, the harrowing of hell, 1512

Devil

Previews, July 1991 [?]

Previews, July 1991 [?]

The Phantom of the Opera

Scenes from the unreleased ending of The Phantom of the Opera, Dir. Rupert Julian, 1925.
Pictured: stars Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin
“The Phantom is redeemed by Christne’s compassionate kiss.”

Monster Movie

Eyes Without a Face

Film Still
Eyes Without a Face, 1960, Dir. Georges Franju.
Starring Edith Scob (Pictured)

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Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street