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Wash Your Hands!

Margaret Bourke‑White, [Nurse Clara Stull prepares typhoid inoculation for flood victims at refugee aid station at Hikes Grade School, Louisville], 1937 (1648.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Nurse‑midwife Maude Callen giving inoculation to little boy], 1951 (993.2005) John Vachon, Irwinville Farms, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Apartheid in South Africa

Margaret Bourke-White, [Man standing next to statue with chalked protest message outside city hall, Johannesburg], 1950 (1711.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, [Carpenter Phillip Mbhele wearing “We don’t want passes” tag speaking against the Afrikaner’s pass system that requires all native South Africans … Continue reading

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Uniform/Uniformity

Margaret Bourke-White, Pakistani members of Sind Muslim Women’s National Guard during marching practice, 1947 Robert Capa, Young women being trained as Nationalist soldiers, Hankou, China, 1938 Gilles Peress, A pro-Khomeini demonstration in a stadium, Tabriz, Iran, 1979

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Gold (in Silver)… part 2

Margaret Bourke-White, South Africa – Mining recruits are fingerprinted, the tribesman’s way of signing contract as a gold miner. These Natives, Pondos from the southeast, are signed up by National Recruiting Corporation official after quick oral reading of the contract. … Continue reading

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Lady with a Camera

Red Republic, a short black-and-white film about Russia in the 1930s, was Margaret Bourke-White’s first (and last) attempt at filmmaking. Thanks to a donation of 20,000 feet of film by Kodak who expected an educational film in return, it was … Continue reading

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Join the Circus

Margaret Bourke-White, At the Circus, ca. 1931 Lisette Model, Circus, New York, 1945 Weegee, [Circus acrobat Josephine Barricini distortion], 1950s The modern circus began at the end of the eighteenth century, primarily as an equestrian event, but rope dancers, jugglers, … Continue reading

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Margaret Bourke-White: Women at Work

Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work … Continue reading

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