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Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Snake], ca. 1875 (2008.62.1) Frank Wendt, [Barnum and Baily's Circus Snake Charmer, Miss Maxine], 1913 (2011.47.72) Frank Wendt, [Snake Charmer], 1898 – ca. 1905 (2011.47.74) Vu, (photo by Man Ray), July 23, 1930 (2009.52.104) Chim … Continue reading

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Beauty of the Boneyards

Folklore, movies, music, and literature often simplify cemeteries as creepy and sinister “boneyards;” places the living should avoid. A visit to one can certainly invoke an ominous feeling but cemeteries can embody so much more. Many of these sacred places … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

The 1939 World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. One of the main exhibits of the fair was “The World of Tomorrow,” which explored the idea of what cities would look like in the future. The design … Continue reading

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Coney Island

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1965 Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, 1966 Madoka Takagi, Coney Island, 1990 For decades, New Yorkers (and photographers) have enjoyed the pleasures … Continue reading

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