Die Blätter mit dem Tod, 1918

Alfred Kubin :: Die Blätter mit dem Tod; [cover title]: Ein Totentanz. Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1918. First Edition. Kubin’s sequence of 24 lithographic images depicts death in a variety of contexts and including the title page and final vignette, in which which a gravestone bears the the artist’s own name; the cover is an additional lithograph. Kubin was well known for his explorations of macabre and satirical subject matter. This interpretation of the “Dance of Death” appeared at a moment when four years of world war and a spreading influenza pandemic meant that virtually no-one was untouched by death. | src locus solus rare books

Jenny Hasselqvist, Dying Swan

Henry B. Goodwin :: Jenny Hasselqvist, The Dying Swan. From a series of photos of Hasselquist taken between 1916 and 1918. The Goodwin Collection, The Royal Swedish Library. | src Karen Vedel: The Performance of Pictorialist Dance Photography
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Vera Fokina als Ha-Tor, um 1914

Arthur Grunenberg :: Vera Fokina as Ha-Tor in “Cleopatra”. Partly colored etching on handmade paper, signed in pencil below the image on the right: “A. Grunenberg” and inscribed “P XLV / 111”. Around 1914. | src Bassenge Auktionen

Leopoldine Konstantin in Sumurûn (1910)

Becker & Maaß :: Leopoldine Konstantin (b. Leopoldine Eugenie Amelie Konstantin) as Tänzerin in Sumurûn (Max Reinhardt, 1910). German postcard by Verlag Hermann Leiser, nº 4310. Photo by Becker & Maass. Collection: Didier Hanson. The photo was a publicity still for the film. | src Truus, Bob & Jan too

Polish actress Pola Negri

Polish film actress and femme fatale Pola Negri. British postcard in the Picturegoer series, London, nº 124a. | src Truus, Bob & Jan too on Flickr

Pola Negri, 1910s-1920s

Atelier Eberth :: Polish actress and femme fatale Pola Negri (b. Barbara Apolonia Chałupiec). German postcard by Kunstverlag Juno. Charlottenburg, nº 109. Photo by Atelier Eberth, Berlin. | src Truus, Bob & Jan

Aud Egede Nissen, ca. 1917

Aud Egede Nissen (Egede Nissen, aka Aud Richter). German postcard by Verl. Herm. Leiser, Berlin-Wilm, nº 5336. Photo by Becker & Maass, Berlin-W. | src Truus, Bob & Jan