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MoMA: Past, Present, and Future

The Museum of Modern Art has had different stages of development, each characterized by an expansion. In 1939, after having already moved three times in ten years, the museum found its permanent location on West 53rd Street, where it remains … Continue reading

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The Family Portrait

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International Mother Earth Day

“Nature is beyond all teaching.” Proverbs are defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. When in the past our survival was clearly related to nature, proverbs were a common and popular form to transmit nature’s knowledge. Therefore, I decided to … Continue reading

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The Carousel

Florence Henri, Cygne, 1928 Brett Weston, Carousel Horse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1937 Weegee, [Injured sailor riding rooster carousel], ca. 1945 Henry Ries, Germany’s future swings in front of Germany’s past, 1946

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Broken Glass: “I think it’s very foolish for them to act this way with a war going on…”

Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, Hammer breaking glass window pane, 1933 Thomas and David Collins, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1857-1909 E. J. Bellocq, Storyville Portrait, New Orleans, ca. 1912 (printed ca. 1967) Weegee, [Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard looking out … Continue reading

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Façades, at Odds

Brett Weston, Reflections, New York, 1971 Brett Weston, Apartment Windows with Wrought Iron Gate, New York, 1944 Brett Weston, Two Windows with Ivy, New York, ca. 1945 Brett Weston, Hanging Leaves and Ground Cover, Bronx Botanical Garden, 1945 Brett Weston, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!

Brett Weston, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, New York, ca. 1945 On this day in 1883, John Robeling’s beautiful Brooklyn Bridge officially opened, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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O harp and altar, of the fury fused

Unidentified Photographer, [Cartoon of Unidentified Man Jumping Off the Brooklyn Bridge], ca. 1883 Rudy Burckhardt, Brooklyn Bridge, 1954 Brett Weston, Fulton Street and Brooklyn Bridge, New York, ca. 1945 In just a few weeks I will  mark my tenth year … Continue reading

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The Joy of Living… on Third Avenue

Weegee, Joy of Living, 1942 Weegee’s photograph was made on Third Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets, facing south. The caption from PM Daily (April 17, 1942, p. 7) reads: “Car Hits 3d Ave. L – One Dies, Two Hurt. … Continue reading

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