Edward Steichen. Three Apples. via fansinaflashbulb
Apr 21, 2014 / 2 notes

Edward Steichen. Three Apples. via fansinaflashbulb

…I didn’t have an accountant, and I made out my own tax, so they sent for me because it was a joint tax, and I had [husband] Sam down as a loss ‑‑ you know, studio rent … Against my salary I deducted his loss. I was called by the board, and in those days they had three men, august gentleman, all of them sitting there. I brought our checkbook because we always had a joint account and I kept the books. Everything checked off but perfectly … These three men looked me over and then they told me to wait outside … Then they called me in again, and they asked me whether I would like to go out for a drink … I said, ‘No, I have to go back to work.’ They said, ‘You know, everything on the books is right, but we can’t understand how an attractive, young woman like you could be married to a total loss.’ I got so mad. I said, ‘If I’m not complaining, I don’t know why in the hell Uncle Sam should.’

Edith Halpert deals with tax scrutiny due to being the principle wage earner in her household. Hope you don’t have to face any panels of august gentlemen passing judgement on your lifestyle today!

Read more about Halpert’s remarkable life as a businesswoman and gallery owner, and listen to a clip of the interview here: Oral history interview with Edith Gregor Halpert, 1962-1963

(via archivesofamericanart)

Apr 15, 2014 / 82 notes
shihlun:

One of the first pictures ever taken of the sun.
Leon Foucault and Louis Fizeau, 1845
Mar 19, 2014 / 58 notes

shihlun:

One of the first pictures ever taken of the sun.

Leon Foucault and Louis Fizeau, 1845

Toshio Shibata. Shimogo Town, Fukushima Prefecture, 1990
Mar 17, 2014 / 2 notes

Toshio Shibata. Shimogo Town, Fukushima Prefecture, 1990

Jan Groover, Untitled , 1985
Mar 14, 2014 / 1 note

Jan Groover, Untitled , 1985

Tim Davis. Still Life with Apples from Permanent Collection.
Mar 12, 2014 / 4 notes
Larry Fink. Untitled, 2012.
Mar 11, 2014 / 3 notes
Series abandoned - uncomfortably similar to influences. From 1998. 
Mar 10, 2014 / 3 notes

Series abandoned - uncomfortably similar to influences. From 1998. 

Mar 9, 2014 / 2 notes

Project abandoned, too on-the-nose. From 2008.

thefilterblog:

If you believe by Zalmy Berkowitz http://flic.kr/p/i1NKfz
Mar 4, 2014 / 10 notes

thefilterblog:

If you believe by Zalmy Berkowitz http://flic.kr/p/i1NKfz