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Witchy Women! The final, Frightening Friday!

It’s finally here, the final FRIGHTENING FRIDAY! That means: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Of all the things synonymous with Halloween, witches are my all time favorite. Here are some magical, mysterious ladies to honor the spookiest night of the year! Voila, Une … 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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Crazy Costumes

For some people Halloween isn’t the only time of year to get dressed up, actors, mascots and everyday folks put on costumes all year round.  James VanDerZee, Dress Rehearsal, 1936, 874.1990 This photo by James VanDerZee depicts an actor dressed in Shakespearean garb, … Continue reading

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Friendly ghosts, Frightening Fridays

In one week we will all be celebrating Halloween! I was browsing the ICP Collection looking for spirit photographs, but stumbled upon something much more spooky and mysterious:  Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Invalid Girl with Woman and Cloaked Attendant], ca. 1865, 74.2004 … Continue reading

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A German Colossus in America

Wolf von dem Bussche, American Colossus, portfolio “Homage to Max Ernst”, 1969 (551.1982.a) Wolf von dem Bussche, The Messenger, portfolio “Homage to Max Ernst”, 1971 (551.1982.i) Wolf von dem Bussche, Reception Committee, portfolio “From the Peaceable Kingdom”, 1969 (551.1982.d) Wolf von dem … Continue reading

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Masks we wear, Frightening Fridays!

In celebration for everyone’s favorite holiday, for every Friday in October, we will be posting some spooky images from the ICP collection. This week: Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man Leading Man Wearing a Mask and Holding a Cane], ca. 1875, 2007.52.2 In addition … Continue reading

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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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