Monthly Archives: January 2012

André Kertész

André Kertész, Bocskay Tér, Budapest, 1914 André Kertész, In the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1928 André Kertész, My Friends at Cafe du Dome, 1928 André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954 André Kertész (1894–1985) was one of the most important photographers of … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day!

Weegee, [Kangaroo lying on its side], ca. 1953 In honor of Australia Day, here’s Weegee’s wonderfully weird picture of a kangaroo, the country’s national symbol.

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On the Road with Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon, Brucie, his CH, and Crazy Charlie, McHenry, Illinois, 1966 Danny Lyon, From Dayton to Columbus, Ohio, 1966 Danny Lyon, My Triumph, broken gearbox spring, New Orleans, 1964 Danny Lyon, Memorial day run, Milwaukee, 1966 Danny Lyon, Zipco, Elkhorn, … Continue reading

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New York Chinese Welcome New Year to Pell Street in a Snowstorm

Weegee, PM Daily, January 27, 1941 New York Chinese Welcome New Year to Pell Street in a Snowstorm In the Chinese calendar, today is New Year’s – the 4639th, and the 30th of the Chinese Republic [year of the White … Continue reading

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Stamps

Bill Wood, [Girl licking stamps], 1968 Don’t forget that new U.S. postal rates go into effect today!

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Will She Throw Her Arms around Your Neck? Well, I Guess, Yes!

Andreas Feininger, [Ferris wheel], 1949 Andreas Feininger, The Gyro Globe Coney Island, New York, 1949 GYRO GLOBE, a metal monster which simultaneously spins and tilts its victims, looks weird enough by day, becomes a fantastic skein of light threads at … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Murder in New York

Jacob Riis, Hanged at the Tombs: The Verdict of the Rogues’ Gallery, ca. 1889 Jacob Riis, Bottle Alley, Mulberry Bend. Headquarters of the Whyo Gang, ca. 1888-98 This picture was evidence at a murder trial. The X marks the place … Continue reading

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Happy MLK Day!

Benedict J. Fernandez, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd outside the United Nations, April 15, 1967 Paul Schutzer, [Martin Luther King Jr. addressing Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], May 17, 1957 … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Dressed as a Woman

Unidentified Photographer, “Jeff Davis and His Last Ditch,” 1865 Unidentified Photographer, Jeff Davis in disguise, as he appeared at the time of his capture, 1865 Francis Hacker, Jeff’s Soliloquy, to be or Not to be (hanged) that’s the question, 1865 … Continue reading

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Finding Humor in Times of Tragedy

Andrew Savulich, Woman laughing after car wreck, 1989 Andrew Savulich, Taxi driver explaining how an argument with his passenger caused him to drive into a restaurant, 1989 Andrew Savulich, Police give neighbors cat and hamster found inside apartment containing a … Continue reading

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