Monthly Archives: December 2012

I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (182.2003) Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (2007.113.1) Noel B. Baker, I sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Bill Wood, [Santa Claus waving from a boat], 1950s (2010.14.59) Weegee, Miracle on Hollywood Blvd., ca. 1950 (18957.1993) Peter Garfield, Untitled (Christmas Tree), 1996-98 (17.2005) Charles Pratt, N.Y.C., 1962 (72.1996)

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Baptism in Liberal, Missouri

George  W. Dixson, Liberal, MO., 1907-18 (2007.107.160) Atheist George H. Walser founded Liberal, Missouri, in 1880 as a town free of churches. Walser and his followers attempted to keep Christians out of town but the believers purchased land adjacent to … Continue reading

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Show Me Those Pearly Whites

Ferenc Berko, Rawalpindi, India, 1946 (458.1994) Bruce Nauman, Studies for Holograms, 1970 (2010.28.1) Dyke Action Machine, Gosh, We Always Knew, from Family Circle, 1992 (1191.2000) Miles Aldridge, Spot the Fake #1, 2006 (2009.8.1) Weegee, [Ronald Regan distortion], ca. 1967 (11630.1993)

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Political Graffiti: A Brief History in Images

Robert Capa, [Anarchist graffiti, Santa Eulalia, Aragón front, Spain], 1936 (623.1992) Dan Weiner, [Graffiti protesting the government's removal and resettlement of Africans to reserves, Sophiatown, South Africa], 1954 (752.1974) Charles Pratt, Edge of City, 1960 (65.1996) Susan Meiselas, Wall graffiti on Somoza supporter’s … Continue reading

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Chicago Seed

M. Leon Lopez, [Dueling newspaper vendors, Chicago], 1970 (2012.29.1) Seed, vol. 5, no. 5, 1970 (2012.29.2) The Seed (1967-73/74) was an underground newspaper based in Chicago. The left-leaning publication, which was supportive of radical politics, the Black Panther Party, the … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

Roman Vishniac, [Children celebrating the third day of Hanukkah, Beth Hayeled Nursey School, Temple Anshe Chesed, Upper West Side, New York], 1940s-early 1950s © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Vishniac’s American work from the 1940s and 50s … Continue reading

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