Esther Ralston(1902-1994)


Esther Ralston (Esther Louise Worth;1902 – 1994) was an American film actress who was popular in the silent era. Read more about her on Wikipedia. She poses for Charles Gates Sheldon. Mixed Serie

Pierre Iman’s Mannequins


Pierre Imans, a French mannequin manufacturer of the period, made wax mannequins for department stores worldwide. Imans took the mannequin to new heights with modernist figures, new poses, and some of the first mannequins with darker skin tones, modelling a mannequin after dancer, singer, and actress Josephine Baker. Some of his models are even subversive, showcasing…

Mannequins


As amateur photographed I am always drawn towards photographing dolls and mannequins (see some photos here) seems like I am not the only one since back in history other photographers were fascinated by this subject as well. Here is a collection Mannequin photos by various photographers. I hope you enjoy. (I will search for dolls…

Anna May Wong(1905-1961)


Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was an American actress, considered to be the first Toisonese (Taishanese) Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as welll as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio. Born in Los Angeles to second-generation Toisonese (Taishanese)-Chinese-American parents,…

Lee Miller


Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, Lady Penrose (1907 – 1977), was an American photographer and photojournalist. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. Miller’s father introduced her and her brothers to photography at an early age. She was his…

Edwin Bower Hesser(1893-1962)


Edwin Bower Hesser (1893-1962) was among to first to vibrate sympathetically with Alfred Cheney Johnston’s photographic presentations of the Ziegfeld Follies girls after they became widely available in 1917. Hesser, after a career as a theatrical impresario, manager of New York’s first movie palace, movie scenario writer, movie actor, director, and producer, military officer, and…