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Veterans Day 2014

Irving Haberman, [Veteran Frank Raft selling poppies, New York], 1941 (2013.6.6) Ernst Haas, Poppies, New York, 1984 (2008.29.7) Lisa Larsen, A ready purse, which he reveals as he peels off a bill to buy a poppy from a Veteran’s of … Continue reading

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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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City as a Canvas

Ernst Haas, Graffiti, May 1974, (145.1976) Joseph Rodriquez, Cindy, Spanish Harlem, 1988, (41.2002) Charles H. Traub, Canarise, Brooklyn, 1988, (452.1991) New York City has endured a rich history with graffiti as both a symbol of the city’s struggle with crime and poverty as well … Continue reading

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A First Shout-Out: The New, New American Landscape

Ernst Haas, Montana. On Set–Little Big Man Filming, 1969 (3.1976) The American landscape of our memory, and relatively our most recent past, first memorialized in the subtle hues and creamy pastels by the grand painting masters such as Thomas Cole, … Continue reading

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The Cowboy

America’s fascination with the cowboy dates back to the 1850s, when the West was expanding and the demand for beef was rising. “Cowboy” quickly became an iconic term and was glamorized and romanticized by the tradition of Wild West shows, … Continue reading

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Happy Centennial, Grand Central!

Grand Central Station, despite all the opposition it received from its owner, The Penn Central Railroad, is and will remain a landmark in New York. Larry Silver, Grand Central Station, New York, 1952 (50.1984) Beautifully conceived by William J. Wilgus … Continue reading

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Using Central Park

Over the years Central Park has been used for many purposes: Bruce Davidson, Central Park, New York City, 1960 (2011.2005) Ernst Haas, Who has the floor? (Central Park), 1972 (79.1976) Tod Papageorge, Alice in Wonderland, 1978 (886.2000) W. Eugene Smith, Central … Continue reading

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