c. 1902

Standing Female Nude with Painter in Background (c.1902-1904). Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art.

An early work by Hopper who enrolled in classes at the New York School of Art from 1900 to 1906. In his shift from illustration to the fine arts, he studied with William Merritt Chase and with Robert Henri, who exhorted his students to paint the everyday conditions of their own world in a realistic manner.


S&W Safety Hammerless revolver

Manufactured by Smith and Wesson c.1888-1902 - serial number 10472.
.32 S&W five-round cylinder, top break double action, grip safety, nickel-plated frame and gold-plated cylinder, pearl grip.

Also called the New Departure Model or the Lemon Squeezer, this one was apparently shipped to Canada at some point in its life.


S&W ‘Lemon Squeezer’ third model Safety Hammerless revolver

Manufactured by Smith and Wesson c.~1902-1940 - serial number 182057.
.32 S&W smokeless cartridge, five-round cylinder, double action, shrouded hammer and grip safety, engraved, gold plated and pearl-gripped.

I’m a bit surprised to see these guns showing any kind of wear.