Friday, May 6, 2011

John McVey, Hardware, and F.M. Howarth

Check out this page on designer John McVey's website:

You'll find great stuff on J.M. Howarth and links to a few other sites. I take issue with the article Adcock cites on his blog ... more about that later ... methinks FM was just being arch.

Monday, July 12, 2010

F.M. Howarth as a Boy

These photos are from the collection of Howarth's great-grandson, Floyd S. Sanford, III. Notice the pentimento on the back of the photo.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Oh, Baby!

This is a photo of the infant F.M. Howarth, taken "the day Richmond was captured." On the back of the photo, you will see the explanation in Howarth's hand. The address of the photo studio is legible.

On the small brown tag following, you will see the date (off by one day) and the same explanation in his granddaughter's hand. This photo was found among her possessions after she died in 2003.

More to come. All photos are the possessions of F.S. Sanford, III.

Friday, July 2, 2010


This blog is dedicated to the work of F.M. Howarth, "one who knows." He was a genius in the art of illustration who poked fun at the human condition in the terms of his times. Come one, come all, and ...