Author Archives: Chris George

Simian shutterbugs

Vu, (The Monkey and the Magic Box), photograph by André Kertész, November 13, 1929 (2007.84.8) With all the hoopla surrounding monkey selfies, let’s not forget that long before “a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)” borrowed David Slater’s camera in … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera – Part 2 – Interior

Martin Munkacsi, [Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, 1934 (2007.110.209) Martin Munkacsi, [Diego Rivera's studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.224) Martin Munkacsi, [Diego Rivera's studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.220) Martin Munkacsi, [Interior of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s studio-house, Mexico … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera – Part 1 – The exterior

Martin Munkacsi, [Frida Kahlo, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.212) Martin Munkacsi, [Exterior of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's house-studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.227) Martin Munkacsi, [Exterior of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's house-studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.229) Martin Munkacsi, [Frida Kahlo … Continue reading

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BOO! Spoooooooky cat photos..

Vu, (photo by Martin Muckasci), “Chez les Anti-Superstitieux”, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) Masaaki Miyazawa, Once Upon a White Night, September 15, 1981, (73.1985) Alfred Gescheidt, City Cat (New York City), 1951 (365.1984) Weegee, [Cat], ca. 1955 (5682.1993)

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Matissesterpieces

Robert Capa, [Henri Matisse with cat curled between his legs, working from his bed, (Cimiez) Nice, France.] August 1949, 3328.1992 Robert Capa, [Henri Matisse in bed working, his black cat at his feet, (Cimiez) Nice, France.] August 1949, 3329.1992 Far … Continue reading

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Centenary of World War One

Martin Munkacsi, [Car offering battlefield tours, Ieper, Belgium] ca. 1929 (2007.110.713) Martin Munkacsi, [Car offering battlefield tours, Ieper, Belgium] ca. 1929 (2007.110.2450) Martin Munkacsi, [Tourist buses and automobiles outside St. Martin’s Cathedral, Ieper, Belgium] ca. 1929 (2007.110.709) Martin Munkacsi, [Tour … Continue reading

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I love animals!

Frank Wendt, Mascot, the Talking Horse, Trained by Prof. H.S. Maguire, ca. 1900 (2011.47.93) Lisette Model, Promenade des Anglais, 1937 (79.1993) Weegee, [L. McAfee holding Cheetah during the filming of Tarzan’s Peril, Hollywood], ca. 1951 (18710.1993) Weegee, Village Type, ca. … Continue reading

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