Monthly Archives: May 2014

The 101st Anniversary of the Premiere of “The Rite of Spring”

Dance Index, Volume VI, Nos. 10, 11, 12, 1947. Editors: Marian Eames and Lincoln Kirstein “Strawinsky cannot imagine separating the task of composing from that of providing for the needs, say, of his cat. He will provide nourishment for his … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Peter Stackpole, [American soldier tenderly holding a wounded Japanese boy inside an airplane as they await a flight to the nearest field hospital], 1944 (1494.2005) Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 (2991.1992) … Continue reading

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Happy 136th Birthday, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

[Negro Actors Guild of America Gala Testimonial Dinner and Entertainment program], 1940 Cornell Capa, [The funeral of William “Bojangles” Robinson, New York], 1949 (This post was created in May 2012.)

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Happy 201st Birthday, Richard Wagner!

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera’s female chorus rehearsing their parts for Wagner’s Lohengrin, New York], 1944 (153.1982) Weegee, Metropolitan Opera House Rehearsel, 1944 (126.1982) PM Daily, November 26, 1944, Metropolitan Opera’s male chorus rehearse their parts for Wagner’s Lohengrin. They will appear … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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Historic American Panorma of the Moon’s Surface

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, [Panorama of the Moon's Surface with Shadow of Surveyor I], June 2, 1966. (2014.26.1) With the extraordinary news of China’s successful soft landing of a lunar rover on the surface of the moon on December … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Larry Silver Photographing baby in park, Sherwood Island, State Park, Westport, Connecticut 1980 (470.1986) Today is the day to celebrate the influence and impact that mothers and the maternal bond have on the development of both their own children and … Continue reading

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