Jindřich Vaněk was an early 20th century Czech photographer with a famous photography studio in Prague. He is perhaps best known for his Galerie vynikajících osobností (Gallery of Exceptional Personalities), which chronicled the most famous people from early 20th century Czechoslovakia -- some of which you can see above. He is also known for his photos of architecture (especially of Prague and Český Krumlov) and his nudes.
The collector is the true resident of the interior. The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one.
- Walter Benjamin