Monthly Archives: May 2009

Amateur Lumière Autochromes by John B. Trevor

John B. Trevor, Automobile on road, France, ca. 1907 (earliest known Trevor Autochrome) John B. Trevor, Frenchman’s Bay, Maine, ca. 1908-1912 John B. Trevor, Butterfly collection of a Russian friend, ca. 1910 John B. Trevor, Unidentified plant form, ca. 1910 … Continue reading

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Sing, Sing, Sing: King of Swing Centennial

This year is the centennial of Benny Goodman’s birth. Benny was born May 30, 1909 and died June 15, 1986. A few of Benny Goodman’s many accomplishments include recording with Bessie Smith in 1933; recording with Billie Holiday in November … Continue reading

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The Joy of Living… on Third Avenue

Weegee, Joy of Living, 1942 Weegee’s photograph was made on Third Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets, facing south. The caption from PM Daily (April 17, 1942, p. 7) reads: “Car Hits 3d Ave. L – One Dies, Two Hurt. … Continue reading

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Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia, A member of the Mafia with a Christ tattoo, murdered by his colleagues, 1984 Letizia Battaglia, A prostitute and two of her friends killed by the Mafia, 1983 Letizia Battaglia, Michele Reina, Secretary of the Sicilian Christian Democratic … Continue reading

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Victory-Europe Day

Weegee, Victory-Europe Day, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, photo by John Albert, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, photos by Morris Gordon and John Albert, May 8, 1945 Sidewalk newsstand on Victory-Europe or V-E Day. The … Continue reading

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Crucifix in Cordoba

Dmitri Kessel, Crucifix in Cordoba, 1952 For many years Dmitri Kessel (1902–1995) worked as a photographer for Life Magazine, where he started as a war correspondent. In the mid-1950s Kessel documented religious European architecture and photographed, among others, the San … Continue reading

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“Camera Tells Graphic Story of Spectacular Destruction of Giant Hindenburg”

Sam Shere, Crash of the Hindenberg, May 6, 1937 The New York Times, May 9, 1937 The New York Times, May 9, 1937 Albany Evening News, May 7, 1937 Albany Evening News, May 7, 1937 John Heartfield, VI, May 19, … Continue reading

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