Author Archives: Chris George

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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Joy of YOLOing…

Weegee, [Police and bystanders with body of Stanley Sandler, a passenger in an automobile that crashed into a Third Avenue El pillar and caught fire, New York], April 16, 1942 (14129.1993) Weegee, [Greenpoint Hospital attendant Mary Biscarei tagging body of … Continue reading

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51st Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.138) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.136) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.143) Unidentified … Continue reading

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World War One @ One Hundred

Unidentified Photographer, This man-age-81-lived in a cellar-with his wife-who was killed by a shell…, ca. 1916-1918 (2010.83.1) Written with ink on verso: “Couchy-le-Chateau (This man-age-81-lived in a cellar-with his wife-who was killed by a shell in 1916, during the four … Continue reading

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“Hello Dear…” (55 Years Ago Today…)

Weegee, [Letter from Weegee in Los Angeles to Wilma Wilcox in New York], August 4, 1959 Hello Dear… Got the last stuff, Thanks very much… The script & the pictures are now at C.B.S. in New York. for use as … Continue reading

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