Tag Archives: Leonard McCombe

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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Food, the Kitchen, and the Domestic Environment

Documentary photojournalism flourished in the mid-twentieth century. Its popularity was nourished by the invention of the handheld camera, access to and improvement of photographic resources, and advances in printed media production and civilian travel. Photographers embarked on journeys to explore … Continue reading

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Laughing Ladies

Cecil Beaton, [Katharine Hepburn], 1960 (1253.2005) Garry Winogrand, New York City, 1968, from the series Women are Beautiful, 1981 (283.1984) Leonard McCombe, [Kim Novak laughing at joke by Otto Preminger, New York], 1956 (1103.2005) Toni Frissell, Five Girls Running, New … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, Lucy!

Leonard McComb, [Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball at the Del Mar racetrack, California], 1958

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Screen Sirens of the 1950s

Chim (David Seymour), Sophia Loren in her home. Naples, Italy, 1955 Cornell Capa, [Marilyn Monroe during the filming of The Misfits, Nevada], 1960 Leonard McCombe, [Eyes right is executed with almost military precision by dining car males aboard New York … Continue reading

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