Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wu Yinxian and the Victorious Party

Wu Yinxian, Get Organized, Yan’an, 1943 Taken during the Sino-Japanese war, this photograph of Mao Zedong comprises one in a series of images made by Wu Yinxian that effectively cemented the career of Wu and further elucidated the power and … Continue reading

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Heart Mountain Internment Camp

Hansel Mieth, Heart Mountain Internees; a salute to the American flag led by a Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corp during 35 degree below zero weather, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1942 Hansel Mieth, Honor Guard; A soldier shipped back from the … Continue reading

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Youthful Murderer

Unidentified Photographer, Youthful Murderer, Charles H. Cuffee, ca. 1870 Without concrete facts it is hard to find a connection between the face of this young boy to the title of “murderer.” Fourteen-year-old Charles H. Cuffee was accused for the bludgeoning … Continue reading

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Lewis Baltz

Lewis Baltz, West Wall, Nursery Supplies, 1432 Santa Fe, Tustin, from the New Industrial Parks series, 1974 Lewis Baltz, Looking North from Masonic Hill toward Quarry Mountain. In foreground, new parking lots on land between West Sidewinder Drive and State … Continue reading

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Overtime… (Or, not even music came out…)

Weegee, Overtime Woman Parker?, ca. 1953 Weegee, [Parking meters], ca. 1953 Weegee, [Parking meters], ca. 1953 The last decommissioned single-space parking meter, in use since 1951, has been removed from Manhattan. Some of the decommissioned meters, now stored below the … Continue reading

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Self Portraits

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #118, 1983 Ilse Bing, Self portrait. My first photograph, Frankfort, 1913 Samuel Fosso, Self Portrait, 1977 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with terrier], ca. 1928-30 Blythe Bohnen, Self-Portrait: Pivotal Motion from Nose, Small, 198 In the … Continue reading

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Screen Sirens of the 1940s

Robert Capa, [Ingrid Bergman in a dramatic scene from Arch of Triumph, Hollywood], July-October 1946 George Hurrell, Rita Hayworth, 1941 Unidentified Photographer, Ava Gardner, 1940s Unidentified Photographer, Bette Davis, 1940s-50s

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