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Bill Wood, Billye Wood’s 5th grade class, 1950s (2010.14.186) Chim (David Seymour), [Boy and girl, in a classroom, reading a book, Israel], 1952 (483.1986) Chim (David Seymour), [Children sitting in a classroom, Barcelona], 1938, (2010.103.1) Jacob Riis, Classes in Allen … Continue reading

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“Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”

Weegee, Jet Man Flying Over Unisphere (distortion), ca. 1964 (13149.1993) This year marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Running in two six-month segments from April through October in 1964 … Continue reading

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A Spectator Sport

Morris Gordon [Fans watching horse races, Jamaica Bay, New York], 1948 (2012.121.34) There is much more to horse racing than the race itself. While the appeal of racing horses has long stemmed from the masculine superiority demonstrated in the sheer … 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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Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!

Fred Stein, Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1946 (238.1993) Born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein received his PhD in 1905 from the University of Zurich. During the same year he published five theoretical papers, including “On … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day

Unidentified Photographer, [John F. Kennedy taking presidential oath of office under Earl Warren, Washington, DC], January 20, 1961 (2012.95.14) As the month of February marches on and continues to pile on the snow, many of us look forward to Presidents’ … Continue reading

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