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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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Enough is enough?

Walker Evans, Penny Pictures Display, Savannah, 1936 (50.1981.g) Leon Levinstein, Wall of photographs, ca. 1957 (2011.53.17) Leon Levinstein, [Untitled], ca. 1980, (139.1999) Weegee, Weegee in his Hollywood Studio, ca. 1950 (20282.1993) Bob Parent, [Weegee and Mel Harris with Weegee’s photographs … Continue reading

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SSSerpentsss…

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Snake], ca. 1875 (2008.62.1) Frank Wendt, [Barnum and Baily's Circus Snake Charmer, Miss Maxine], 1913 (2011.47.72) Frank Wendt, [Snake Charmer], 1898 – ca. 1905 (2011.47.74) Vu, (photo by Man Ray), July 23, 1930 (2009.52.104) Chim … Continue reading

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John Cage was born 102 years ago today

David Seidner, John Cage, 1977 (2007.120.19) The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylight living-working studio… It was a magical day for me: the guru and his disciple. I … Continue reading

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Wishing you a fruitful labor day

Lewis Hine, [Worker pressing rubber bodies, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (778.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker stripping bodies off core-bars, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (777.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker … Continue reading

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