On January 16, 1942, 39 days after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt, with an executive order, created the War Production Board (WPB) to convert peacetime industrial production to meet the needs of the war.
Only 55 days after automobile production ended, Cadillac delivered the first tank. Just 17 days later, the second was shipped. Production was beginning to roll and soon to become a flood.
“High Society” published in December 1920 is a unique book celebrating the work of the star-illustrator Anne Fish. It’s a selection of drawings published on Vanity Fair US from 1914 to 1920. The book provides a unique, rich lens into American and international high society’s lifestyles.
This is the third episode part of “Plastic Girls,” a forty-year project by the Italian photographer Roberto Bigano documenting mannequins. All the pictures were taken in Spain from 1980 and 1997, with 35mm cameras.
This third episode about Bugatti Automobili showcases the various models of EB 110 and EB 112. A collection of striking pictures, many of which unpublished, including the very first Epowood model with the covered wheels.
Once the factory was made, the car had to be built. Follow us in this second episode on Bugatti Automobili, a behind the scene journey in the various design phases that led to the new Gran Turismo’s birth. See all the men and women who built the EB110.
This is the second part of “Plastic Girls,” a forty-year project by the Italian photographer Roberto Bigano documenting mannequins. All the pictures were taken in the United States from 1982 to 1988, mainly with a 4×5 view camera.
1936 U.S. Courthouse Eagle Detail, El Paso, Texas. Neoclassical, Art Deco designed by architect McGhee Fraser Lippencott. BUY A FINE ART PRINTThe US Emblem in the Art Deco architecture. By Carol M. Highsmith Here an impressive selection of clean and essential pictures...
From the mid-thirties, American railroads developed deluxe passenger trains, the streamliners. Some became legendary and profoundly influenced popular culture by focusing on concepts such as power, speed, technological progress, comfort, and luxury service.
Ikonographia celebrates Bugatti Automobili’s myth with three posts using the splendid images of Roberto Bigano, Bugatti’s photographer in the 1990s. Romano Artioli , the founder of Bugatti and Gianpaolo Benedini, the Architect who built the facility tell us all the story.
The full 1921 Abdulla ad campaign in the French magazine “La Vie Parisienne.” The star is Mélisande, a wealthy, young, elegant, and beautiful Parisian who goes to Monte Carlo to try her luck at the casino. Here she meets an elegant Englishman who woos her and with whom she gets engaged and finally marries three days before New Year’s Eve; her life unfolds between suitors, losses, and wins at the table and a lifestyle of unbridled luxury.
A selection of plates by Achille Beltrame WWII from 1939 to 1942 for “La Domenica del Corriere” a popular Italian magazine. Like all media controlled by strict censorship, the magazine reflected the Fascist Party’s view of the war, like a good vs. bad fight and enhancing Axis victories.
In Sardinia, Italy, many still bake bread at home. For special events, like Easter and weddings, these bread sculptures, often showcasing high levels of both imagination and artistic ability, are given as an expression of good wishes. More intricate ones will be finely painted and include clothing like the Easter bread and egg dolls.
1913’s American beauties revealed. In late 1913 The New York Times organized a beauty contest, asking readers to send photographs of typical American beauties. They depict an extraordinary snapshot of the concept of beauty, elegance, and aesthetics in photography at the time.
For this third post of the Bburago series, I selected ten iconic photographs that become very popular among the boys who grew up with “milk and Bburago,”. For any image, we show you the original slide on large format film, some times uncropped and the published version.
The MMonza Diorama Garages was probably the Bburago’s most ambitious project, with an obsessive attention to detail. Produced in only five pieces per subject, towards the end of 1992 they were put on sale in a test area. They were too expensive, and the project was aborted. As a consequence, these items are today scarce.
From 1991 to 2000, Roberto Bigano worked as a photographer for Bburago, Die-cast Models. In this post and subsequent ones, he tells the story of this fascinating work relationship. We will see the original photographs, prints, and many exclusive vintage materials, some of which can be purchased in our store.
Roberto Bigano have been shooting “Plastic Girls” for over forty years. Mannequins tell a lot about the culture of a country and the evolution of fashion and style. This post is the first of a series and features photographs taken from 1978 to 1980.