Untitled (male), modern cyanotype from original photogram, 1920-1930s, edition of 50, Courtesy Wintern Works on Paper, NYC

Untitled (male), modern cyanotype from original photogram, 1920-1930s, edition of 50, Courtesy Wintern Works on Paper, NYC

Unknown Artist

An amazing find by vintage photography dealer David Winter was a series of photograms, transparent sections of a human body, from a New York hospital in the 1920-30s. These images resemble but obviously predate CAT scans and were likely created from cryosections. They are unique in that they show both bone and soft tissue in exquisite detail, especially muscles bundled in fascia. In the paramedical sagittal view, the headless body is abstracted, marked by dramatic dark diagonal stripes of the dense ribs.

– Kóan-Jeff Baysa