Strange & beautiful images and interesting info from the years 1900-1935 (with emphasis on movies & the arts). This is written to accompany Becky Bradway's novel-in-progress, Into the Beautiful New. And check out my blog on old movies & writers at intothebeautifulnew.com.
The Masses magazine cover, by Frank Walts, 1916. One of my favorites! Frank Walts was an African American artist and illustrator. His artwork appeared in a number of other left-leaning magazines, along with more standard publications like The New Yorker and Colliers. He apparently worked for about twenty years, from 1912 to 1935. I actually haven’t found much information about him; should I find more, I’ll add it.