Monthly Archives: April 2009

New York, Pier 39

Seneca Ray Stoddard, Jersey City from Pier 39, Hudson River, ca. 1875 Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844–1917) is generally known for his photographs of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Trained as a landscape painter and train carriage decorator, Stoddard began his photographic … Continue reading

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Happy National Pretzel Day!

Garry Winogrand, Woman eating pretzel, from “Women Are Beautiful,” 1981 Lee Sievan, Pretzel Lady, 1940s

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Earth Day

Robert Rauschenberg, Earth Day, 1970 Robert Rauschenberg created this poster for the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. It is part of the Artists’ Poster Committee Collection, which includes more than 200 posters made for distribution in the 1960s and … Continue reading

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45 @ 60

Martin Munkacsi, [Man holding records], 1930s Martin Munkacsi, [Man holding records], 1930s Martin Munkacsi, [Man and woman with records], 1930s Martin Munkacsi, [Record player], 1930s Weegee, Art Ford and Vikki Carrol,  Music in the Air,  ca. 1955 Weegee, Art Ford, … Continue reading

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One Stick of Gum for Two

T. W. Ingersoll, One Stick of Gum for Two, ca. 1900 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography Truman Ward Ingersoll created a large number of stereographs in the 1880s in which he extensively pictured the Northwest of … Continue reading

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Easter’s Next Top Bunny

Martin Munkacsi, [Rabbit vendor, England], 1932 Weegee, “One young woman dressed like this,” March 16, 1942

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Helen Levitt, 1913–2009

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Helen Levitt, New York, 1940s On March 29, 2009, ninety-five-year-old photographer Helen Levitt died in her sleep at her New York home. Levitt was trained as a portrait photographer and her work was inspired by … Continue reading

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