Monthly Archives: February 2009

Churchgate Station

Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western railroad line, built by the British; the railroad system covers much of India. The trains are notorious for being dangerously overcrowded, 1995 Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western … Continue reading

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photobooth

Andy Warhol, Photo booth Strip (Holly Solomon 110), ca. 1964 Unidentified photographer, [Andre Breton], ca. 1929 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with Terrier], 1928-30 The original Photomaton was unveiled by Anatol Josepho in 1925 in a studio on Broadway, … Continue reading

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Dolly

Chris Buck, Dolly, 1997 In 1997 photographer Chris Buck portrayed the Scottish four-year-old Dolly. As the first mammal ever cloned, Dolly became the world’s most famous sheep. She was born on July 5, 1996 and died six years later, on … Continue reading

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For this was on seynt Valentynes day…

“For this was on seynt Valentynes day, Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make, Of every kinde, that men thenke may; And that so huge a noyse gan they make, That erthe and see, and tree, and every … Continue reading

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Weegee does Lincoln

Weegee, Abe Lincoln, ca. 1965 Weegee devoted an incredible amount of time during the last twenty years of his life to making “distorted” photographs, many of which were caricatures. In fact his last major project was caricatures of the 1968 … Continue reading

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re: evolution

Julia Margaret Cameron, Charles Darwin, July – August, 1868 Gary Brotmeyer, Lucy, 1987 Lee Sievan, Class in Cultural Anthropology at Hunter College, 1940s Weegee, Darwin – Ted Jonas, ca. 1960 Weegee, “Hypo” My Assistant, ca. 1950 Weegee, [Showgirl Sherry Britton … Continue reading

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Douglas Fairbanks on Wall Street

Unidentified Photographer, [Douglas Fairbanks encouraging people to buy Liberty Bonds at Subtreasury Building, New York], April 8, 1918 “Stirring Celebrations Help Speed Loan Drive,” New York Times, April 9, 1918 “Besides the parade of the New York State Guard last … Continue reading

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For the birds…

Unidentified Photographer, [Taxidermied birds on branches], ca. 1880 A. Radclyffe Dugmore, A Study in Natural History, 1903

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Remembering the Ball

Larry Fink, 2nd Hungarian Ball, 1978 “Sometimes you’re invited to a big ball and for months you think about how glamorous and exciting it’s going to be. Then you fly to Europe and you go to the ball and when … Continue reading

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“A Scandal Grows in Brooklyn”

Weegee, Henry Rosen (left) and Harvey Stemmer were arrested for bribing basketball players, July 25, 1945 TIME Magazine, February 12, 1945, “A Scandal Grows In Brooklyn”: “Three New York detectives were watching the home of one Harry (“The Mustache”) Rosen, … Continue reading

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