Monthly Archives: November 2012

Walker Evans and the Dance

Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, “Afternoon de la Faune”; doors of rehearsal-hall with dancer’s graffiti; Metropolitan Opera House, Fall 1945, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1946 (2007.16.56) Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, George Balanchine addresses the dancers in … Continue reading

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The Mermaid

Toni Frissell, [Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida], 1947 (10.1979) It surprised me that Toni Frissell’s mesmerizing, achingly beautiful photograph of a woman in white suspended just beneath the water’s surface–an image celebrated for its romantic, enigmatic, haunting character (featured on numerous … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Weegee, [Inflating Santa Claus for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York], November 21, 1940 (3076.1993) Weegee, [Female cab driver with Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade clown, New York], ca. 1942 (3078.1993) Will today’s parade look much different from the ones … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chim!

Chim, [Woman nursing a baby at a land reform meeting, near Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain], April-May 1936 Chim, [Children playing in front of sunken World War II boat, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France], 1947 Chim, [Crowd listening to a speech by Socialist … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Footwear

Edward Steichen, [Shoes], 1930 (698.2000) David Seidner, Martial & Armand, 1990 (2007.69.4) Ferenc Berko, Woman’s Legs, Brookfield Zoo, October 1950 (595.1993) Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974 (743.1986) Chris Collins, Mouse in Shoe, 1990 (278.1991)

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The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon

In 1966 and 1967, Danny Lyon documented the demolition of hundreds of buildings to make way for the construction of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. In addition to photographing the buildings and their interiors, Lyon also made portraits of … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

Robert Capa, [Rickshaws, Hankou, China], March 1938 (1627.1992) Arnold Eagle, 14th Street Station, ca. 1936 (169.1989) Andrew Savulich, Man Slips on Ice in front of the Waldorf-Astoria, 1985 (361.1994) Weegee, [Man shoveling snow, mannequin in background], ca. 1942 (16280.1993)

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