Monthly Archives: January 2013

Old, Small, and “Fat” Televisions Are Dying out!

Bill Wood, [Television cabinet with record player], 1966 (2010.14.17) Bruce Davidson, The New Jersey Meadows, 1965 (190.1975) Micha Bar-Am, Hotel Alexander, Beirut, 1982 (234.2002) Bernard Plossu, Pie de la cuesta, 1981 (238.1995) Hiroh Kikai, A man watching the horse races … Continue reading

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Bundle Up in Hat and Gloves

Let’s face it–it’s cold out there… But you can still stay fashionable in a debonair hat. Lisette Model, Pedestrian, New York, ca. 1945 (31.1993) Even silent-film star Gloria Swanson knows how to keep warm in the New York City cold. … Continue reading

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“Ice is water frozen into the solid state”

Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, March 1974 (14.1994) Charles Pratt, Roxbury, 1965 (16.1996) Paul Caponigro, Ice No. One, Newton Mass., 1960 (66.2001.6)  Aleksandras Macijauskas, Beginning, 1984 (1144.1986)

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Using Central Park

Over the years Central Park has been used for many purposes: Bruce Davidson, Central Park, New York City, 1960 (2011.2005) Ernst Haas, Who has the floor? (Central Park), 1972 (79.1976) Tod Papageorge, Alice in Wonderland, 1978 (886.2000) W. Eugene Smith, Central … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a Baptist minister, King found the strength of words and his ability to captivate, motivate, and enlighten his audiences. Whether in the speeches he delivered . . . Dan Weiner, … Continue reading

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Chim’s Picasso at ICP

Chim, [Picasso in front of Guernica in his studio, Paris], May 1937 (2012.122.13) We Went Back: Photographs of Europe by Chim, 1933-1956, curated by Cynthia Young, opened today at the International Center of Photography. The show includes over 140 photographs, mostly … Continue reading

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Phone Booth Stuffing!

Joe Munroe, [Twenty-two students cramming into a telephone booth to try and establish a stacking record, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California], 1959 (1241.2005) Phone booth stuffing, or the act of cramming as many people as possible into a phone booth, began … Continue reading

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Nora Holt

Unidentified Photographer, [Nora Douglas Holt], ca. 1930 (1544.1990) During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a scandalous socialite and party girl, as exemplified by her five marriages and countless lovers. She once walked down the aisle with a black eye … Continue reading

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Postmortem Photography

Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Woman], ca. 1865 (2008.81.72) Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Triplets], ca. 1875 (2008.81.51) Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Girl], ca. 1940 (879.1990) Bill Wood, [Postmortem child], 1950s (printed 2008) (2010.14.28) Bill Wood, [Postmortem woman], 1950s (printed 2008) (2010.14.154) … Continue reading

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Parachutes and Pessimists

Martin Munkacsi, [Student pilots with parachutes, Schleissieim flying school, near Munich], 1928 (2009.6.9) USSR in Construction, August 1935 (2012.13.22) Vu, August 11, 1937 (2011.7.180) Front 7, 1943 (2006.6.4) Robert Capa, [American paratroopers spearheading the Allied invasion of Germany, near Wesel, … Continue reading

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