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The Family Portrait

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About Cleaning

William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature in 1844. This book, the first photographically illustrated publication that was commercialized, contained twenty-four calotypes. A short text, describing the picture and its photographic process, accompanied each plate. The Open Door … Continue reading

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Timeless (Cheap Imitation)

Weegee, It’s six o’clock in the morning on the electric clock on top of the Consolidated Edison Company building on Fourteenth Street… I think they have the clock up there to remind the customers to pay their bills, ca. 1945 … Continue reading

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Fifty Years on the New York City Subway

Weegee, Subway Serves as Blackout Shelter, August 13, 1943 Lee Sievan, Ninth Avenue Local, South Ferry, 1940s Danny Lyon, IRT 2, South Bronx, New York City, 1979 Bruce Davidson, New York Subway, 1980 Steven Siegel, Fourth Avenue Subway Station, 1995

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The Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Alfred Gescheidt, Little Italy, Manhattan, (Feast of San Gennaro), 1952 Dan Weiner, San Gennaro Festival, 1952 Lee Sievan, San Gennaro lights, 1940s Weegee, Murder at the Feast of San Gennaro, September 22, 1939 Weegee, “‘Fiesta’ turns into tragedy, body of … 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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Women of the Photo League

Berenice Abbott, Church of God, December 8, 1936 Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching IV, 1948 Helen Levitt, New York, July 1939 Sandra Weiner, [Boy in chair on sidewalk], 1940s Lisette Model, At Sammy’s, New York, 1940 Lee Sievan, Third Avenue … Continue reading

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Happy National Pretzel Day!

Garry Winogrand, Woman eating pretzel, from “Women Are Beautiful,” 1981 Lee Sievan, Pretzel Lady, 1940s

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re: evolution

Julia Margaret Cameron, Charles Darwin, July – August, 1868 Gary Brotmeyer, Lucy, 1987 Lee Sievan, Class in Cultural Anthropology at Hunter College, 1940s Weegee, Darwin – Ted Jonas, ca. 1960 Weegee, “Hypo” My Assistant, ca. 1950 Weegee, [Showgirl Sherry Britton … Continue reading

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