My sister happened to come across these images which sold on eBay in November 2011. This is the first image of BT’s Mars Ware that I have seen. The other depicts BT producing one of her Mars Ware clinker sculptures.
Now, finally, we have an idea what to look for in an actual existing piece. Somewhat larger versions of the images are available in the Catalog Album 18.
The caption included with both says:
Acme News Press Wire photo. Measures 7×9″. Contains stamp and caption on the verso.
Miss Tonnesen’s conception of living creatures on Mars….7-26-1946.
This is part of a collection from a former employee of the UPI in Tribune Towers before this collection was moved to New York. Look for many more great images covering many different topics. These photos have been part of a working archive for many years and have had many different people removing them from folders. So there are varying degrees of wear on the photos.
The funny thing is that these photos were sold from a collection based just a couple of miles from my house. They sold for about $10.
[If these are your photographs, we apologize for pulling them off the web and reproducing them without attribution, but there are no other images available showing this work. Please let us know if these are yours. Actually, we probably would buy them from you.]