Author Archives: erinbarnett

About erinbarnett

Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York

It’s Sheep We’re up Against

In honor of the twenty-eighth anniversary of the release of the Housemartins’ second single, “Sheep,” here’s a selection of images of these unquestioning and agreeable animals. Chris Buck, Dolly, 1997 (430.2003) Andrew Savulich,  Man Putting Sheep into Taxi, 1986 (377.1994) … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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Love Is in the Air

Dyke Action Machine, Gosh, We Always Knew Lesbian Families Rule, 1992 (1193.2000) John Loengard, Florette and Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1981 (189.1987) Bill Wood, 50th Anniversary, 1956 (2010.14.183) Unidentified Photographer, [Groom and Bride], ca. 1920s (736.1990) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Lunch hour at river … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple Black, 1928-2014

Unidentified Photographer, [Shirley Temple dancing with Bill Robinson in the film The Littlest Rebel], 1935 (1162.2005)

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Young Football Players

Martha McMillan Roberts, Football Game, Mississippi, 1947 (188.1983)

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“Cold Weather Picture”

Weegee, Cold Weather Picture, March 8, 1941 (16232.1993) “Thousands of automobiles parked overnight were found like this by their owners Saturday morning.” PM, March 9, 1941 Many folks in the tri-state area awoke to a similar scene this morning!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Attributed to George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 (2007.56.1) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mont Tremblant, Canada, 1943 (303.1989) Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, January 1974 (17.1994) John Loengard, Henry Moore’s Sheep Piece, 1983 (195.1987)

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Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Salvador Dalí and wife attending New Year’s Eve party, New York City, January 1956 (239.1989)

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Merry Christmas!

Berenice Abbott, Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947 (669.1984)

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