Nude Francesca, 1972-1980

Francesca Woodman :: Untitled, 1972-1980. Gelatin silver print signed in pencil by George and Betty Woodman. | Bukowski's
Francesca Woodman :: Untitled (Nude), 1972-1980. Gelatin silver print signed in pencil by George and Betty Woodman. | Bukowski's
Francesca Woodman :: Untitled, 1972-1980. Gelatin silver print signed in pencil by George and Betty Woodman. | Bukowski’s

Lala Aufsbergs Frauenakte

Lala Aufsberg :: Weiblicher Rückenakt an einem Seeufer (female nude from back on a lake shore), 1933.
Lala Aufsberg :: Aktstudien. Weiblicher Rückenakt an einem Seeufer, 1934. | src Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Aktstudien. Weiblicher Rückenakt an einem Seeufer, 1934. | src Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Frauenakt; weiblicher Akt, 1934. | Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Frauenakt; weiblicher Akt, 1934. | Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Weiblicher Rückenakt an einem Seeufer (female nude from back on a lake shore), 1933. | src Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Weiblicher Rückenakt an einem Seeufer (female nude from back on a lake shore), 1934. | src Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Frauenakt; weiblicher Akt, 1934. | src Deutsche Fotothek
Lala Aufsberg :: Frauenakt; weiblicher Akt, 1934. | src Deutsche Fotothek

Six nudes by Fritz Henle, 1950s

Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude study, early 1950s. Vintage sheet fed photogravure / héliogravure. | src eBay
(*) German-born American photographer, known as “Mr. Rollei” for his use of the Rolleiflex camera.
Fritz Henle (Germany, 1909 - 1993) :: Female nude, ca. 1954. Vintage photogravure. | src liveauctioneers
Fritz Henle (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude, ca. 1954. Vintage photogravure. | src liveauctioneers
Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude study at the beach, ca. 1951. Vintage sheet fed photogravure. | src eBay
Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude study of legs, early 1950s. Vintage sheet fed photogravure. | src eBay
Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude study lying down in the surf, early 1950s. Vintage sheet fed photogravure / héliogravure. | src eBay
Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 - 1993) :: Female nude study, ca. 1948 Vintage sheet fed photogravure / héliogravure. | src eBay
Fritz Henle* (Germany, 1909 – 1993) :: Female nude study, ca. 1948 Vintage sheet fed photogravure / héliogravure. | src eBay

In a Blue Moon, 1939 (Nell Dorr)

“It’s only once in a blue moon that days like these can happen but, when they do, they add a new dimension to the years that follow.” – Opening text of In a blue moon by Nell Dorr.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.  In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.

In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure. Lettering by George A. DuBerg.
(*) Mangroves, a softbound portfolio of her photographs was self-published in a limited edition, under her first married name, Nell Koons. It comprises two of her poems and fifteen tipped-in halftones of flowers and nude girls and women, often perched in trees.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum

In a blue moon combines dream-like images of nude women with close-up and abstracted images of flowers. The narrative of this photo-novella is the transition into adulthood.  The effect of this book is that something that has so much potential to be lame – pictures of girls, pictures of flowers, girls and flowers and girls with flowers in their hair – actually comes across as being quite profound and unashamedly beautiful.  Nell Dorr photographed with a Rollei camera only ever using available natural light.  The simplicity of her approach did not necessarily mean simplicity in the results that she achieved. Her imagery is filled with amazing abstract constructions and her portraits have an almost primal quality.  Her photographs are the autobiographical work of a strong and sensitive woman who created an internal place where beauty and truth could still flourish. [quoted from an article by Matthew Carson (Head Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography) on Monsters & Madonnas]

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Flower Laden, 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Vine Leaves; 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 8 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Flower Laden, 1928-29. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: [Negative image of ‘Matin’], 1929. Amon Carter Museum
In a Blue Moon published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939. [1st edition]; Nell Dorr; lettering by George A. DuBerg.

content sources:

ICP · International Center of Photography

Monsters & Madonnas (ICP blog)

Amon Carter museum of American art

Harvard University & Yale University Library

Ingrid Mueller by Nell Dorr, 1970

Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. Each titled in ink, verso: Ingrid W. Mueller.
These photographs were taken by Nell Dorr at a river near the Albert Schweitzer Friendship House in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in the summer of 1970. | src Heritage Auctions
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Nell Dorr (American, 1895-1995) :: En Plein Air. Nudes of Ingrid Mueller (5 works), 1970. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. Each titled in ink, verso: Ingrid W. Mueller.
These photographs were taken by Nell Dorr at a river near the Albert Schweitzer Friendship House in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in the summer of 1970. | src Heritage Auctions

Yoshiyuki Iwase’s divers, 1950s

Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Untitled. (Diver). Vintage gelatin silver print, 1950s. | src Sotheby’s
Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Untitled. (Divers). Vintage gelatin silver print, 1950s. | src Sotheby’s

Mercedes with Driftwood

Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes Matter with fishnet

Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes Matter nudes, ca. 1940

Herbert Matter :: [Detail] Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes with driftwood, ca. 1940

Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; frontal view, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; head and hand only, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; head and showing one breast, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries