Tag Archives: 1940’s

1904: Discarded Treasures

John Frederick Peto: Discarded Treasures (c. 1904) At some point, someone added the forged signature “W M”—for the popular trompe l’oeil painter William Harnett (1848-1892)—to this painting by John Frederic Peto. In the 1940’s, however, it was observed that paintings … Continue reading

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1945: Hiroshima

Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.

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1940: Baling Hay

Evelyn Mary Dunbar: Baling Hay (1940)

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1948: Kriophoros

John Craxton: Boy with Kid (1948); see this post.

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1940: A Power for the Hills

When I penetrated back to the day-room I encountered two gentlemen called Sergeant Pluck and Mr Gilhaney and they were holding a meeting about the question of bicycles. “I do not believe in the three-speed gear at all,” the Sergeant … Continue reading

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1942: The Man Who Lost his Head

Claire Huchet Bishop: The Man Who Lost His Head (1942); illustration by Robert McCloskey.

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1986: The Fist

Robert Graham: Monument to Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan (1986) Louis—whose family moved to Detroit in 1926—was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is considered the first … Continue reading

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