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“Toscanini’s Magic Wand”

Lucien Aigner, [Lorin Maazel conducting the National Music Camp Orchestra or the Interlochen Youth Orchestra], 1939 (2013.112.140) PM, July 6, 1941, p. 14 Lorin Maazel, Age 11, Takes Up Toscanini’s Magic Wand “The NBC Summer Symphony obeyed him last night. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!

Fred Stein, Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1946 (238.1993) Born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein received his PhD in 1905 from the University of Zurich. During the same year he published five theoretical papers, including “On … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lucien Aigner!

Born in Hungary on September 14, Lucien Aigner (1901-1999) was a pioneer of photojournalism, and his works have been the focus of two ICP exhibitions. Best known for his coverage of pre-World War II Europe, including political events, personalities, and … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

Today is the 14th of March, alternatively March 14 or even 3/14. Not unnaturally, today is also Pi Day. Celebrated by mathematicians all over the world in honor of the number Pi (or π), the ratio of a circle’s circumference … Continue reading

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