Sunday, December 12, 2010

Business as Usual

 Nina Leen, Man in business suit showing two white rabbits to wife and child on walk outside home, USA 1946

 Nina Leen, A woman folding clothes into a suitcase, USA 1951

 Georg Scholz, Things to Come, 1922

 Michael Rougier, Industrialist & Gen. Mgr. of Demag Steel Co. Hans Reuter, Germany 1956

 John Phillips, Amman, Jordan, 1948
Sabri Pahsa Tabra, one of Amman's prosperous business men speaking over telephone while porter unload rice sacks in warehouse.

 Walter Sanders, Business Tycoon Louis E. Wolfson, USA 1954

 Lisa Larsen, Baron Guy Rothschild, holding his cane, France 1952

 Ralph Crane, Race Track President, Baron Hans Melchior Schlotheim, in bowler and fur-collared coat, chatting with patrons at Dusseldorf race track, Germany 1954

 Walter Sanders, German soap manufacturer Wilhelm Stoge seated cross-legged on ground outside his factory, Germany 1949

 Ralph Crane, soap manufacturer, Jost Henkel, sitting in helicopter advertising his most famous brand, Germany 1954

 Bettmann/Corbis , Howard Hughes sits in the cockpit of the Spruce Goose, USA 1947

 John Heartfield, War and cadavers, the last hope of the rich, 1932

 William Vandivert, 1945
Alfred Krupp Jr., German armaments manufacturer in Essen, being taken to jail, jailed for war crimes by Allied authorities at the end of WWII.

 Ralph Crane, Industrialist Alfred Krupp Jr. (convicted war criminal, prematurely released), standing in his factory, Germany 1954

Albert Speer, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. He was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the Nazi regime, principally for the use of forced labour.

 August Sander, Lawyer, Germany, late 1920s

 Francis Miller, Edward C. Gauvreau surveying 40 calling cards from businessmen in one day, USA 1948

 Leonard McCombe, An unemployed executive making appointments for interviews, USA 1971

 “Hey manager there is no need to despair! Let’s go to the jobless fair!”

 Here is the young Gianni Agnelli (later FIAT owner) in his family’s Bugatti around their home in Rome, Italy, 1930s

Grigori Ordschonikidse, Commissar of Soviet Heavy Industries, Stalin und Mikojan (Tiflis, 1925)

 Margaret Bourke-White, Moscow, 1941
New, expensively elegant Cocktail Hall on Gorky Street where the richest & most elite can experience a pricey Cowboy cocktail (one-tenth of a month's rent).

René Burri, Che Guevara, Minister of industry (1961-1965) during an exclusive interview in his office

 Francis Haar, The Landlord, Hungary, 1930s

 Al Fenn, IBM Pres. Thomas J. Watson (R) talking with Emil Schram of the NY Stock Exchange, USA 1947

 William „Bill“ Henry Gates III and Steve Wozniak, USA, early 1980s

The internet is very upset that Bernie Madoff looks like George Washington.

 Business Lounge
Al Capone's jail cell, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, USA 1930s

 Diamantis Sotriopoulos, Τhe strong did what they could and the weak suffered what they must , 2006
(Strangely enough, this one is owned by Deutsche Bank)

 Peter Stackpole, Dachshound "Gandhi" following his master, publisher William Randolph Hearst Sr.(Citizen Kane), from Cinderella House to Fairy Houae at Wyntoon.

 John Florea, Starlets and cover girls having a pillow fight at the home of publisher William Randolph Hearst Sr., USA 1943

 Mae West, USA, mid 1930s
"A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction."

Jeanne Mammen, Stock Dealer, 1929 

 Weegee, The Fashionable People (harassed by the homeless), 1943
DISTANCE, n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs, and keep. 

 Diego Rivera. Night of the Rich. 1928. Fresco. North wall, Courtyard of the Fiestas, Ministry of Education, Mexico City

 Karoly Escher, The Bank Director's Bath, Hungary 1920s

 Cornell Capa, 1948
Millionaire businessmen of Texas gathered in this informal "stock exchange" in the lobby of the Scharbauer Hotel where rancher-oilman Jack Wilkinson (fore-R) on couch, leaning forward to talk to Rancher Tom Nance as others discuss business in small groups.

 Thomas Hart Benton, Kansas City, 1936

 Allan Grant, A scene with lawyers & bankers at big real estate deal when Chrysler Building was being sold, USA 1953

 Al Fenn, Leavings after conference in business exec's home, USA 1961

 Stephen Crowley, Tobacco Company Executives Testifying Before Congress, USA 1994

 Heinrich Maria Davringausen, The Black-Marketeer, 1920

Carol Reed, The Third Man, Pharmaceutical Executive (right), Vienna 1949

Billy Wilder, The Apartment, 1959
Sex in the office? Never!

  William Gropper, Two Senators, 1950

William Gropper (1897-1977) taught at the School of Art of the John Reed Club during the 1930s and exhibited his politically radical art alongside fellow club members Ben Shahn, Louis Ribak, Philip Evergood, Aaron Goodelman, Louis Lozowick, and Raphael Soyer. His works of this period and later, such as his U.S. Senators series, attacked the American capitalist establishment. His leftist politics led him to be called before the House Un-American Activities Committe in 1953.

 Herbert Gehr, Omaha Dock board, USA 1947

  Margaret Bourke-White, Louisville, KY, USA, 1937
Famous image of African American flood victims lined up to get food & clothing fr. Red Cross relief station.

 kennardphillipps, Photo Op, 2007

 Stan Wayman, Stock brokers at Merrill Lynch office using binoculars to read board, USA 1958

 Dmitri Kessel, Accountant Jozef Lagasse, playing Christ in Bruges pageant, Belgium 1952

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