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Don’t Forget to Vote

Charles Moore, [Voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery], 1965 (176.1991) Today is election day in the United States. If you are eligible, don’t forget to vote. John Albert, [Voter registration reminders displayed in drugstore windows, New York], 1947 (2012.121.21) … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Murder in New York

Jacob Riis, Hanged at the Tombs: The Verdict of the Rogues’ Gallery, ca. 1889 Jacob Riis, Bottle Alley, Mulberry Bend. Headquarters of the Whyo Gang, ca. 1888-98 This picture was evidence at a murder trial. The X marks the place … Continue reading

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To Obtain Fresh Air

Jacob Riis, Keep off the Grass, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Mullen’s Alley, February 12, 1888 Jacob Riis, Dens of Death, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Bone Alley Park Site, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Mulberry Bend Park, 1900 In the late nineteenth … Continue reading

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