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Snapshots of Harlem

Every year since 2002 the Studio Museum in Harlem has commissioned artists through Harlem Postcards to photograph Harlem as part of an ongoing project to discover and illuminate the cultural, political, and aesthetic diversity of the community. Their unique depictions … Continue reading

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Don’t You Wish You Were Here?

Now that it is summer, some lucky New Yorkers will be leaving their towering offices and sweaty subway commutes to go on vacation. Before email, text, and Instagram existed, vacationing men and women would invoke jealousy in their friends and … Continue reading

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Nora Holt

Unidentified Photographer, [Nora Douglas Holt], ca. 1930 (1544.1990) During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a scandalous socialite and party girl, as exemplified by her five marriages and countless lovers. She once walked down the aisle with a black eye … Continue reading

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Baptism in Liberal, Missouri

George  W. Dixson, Liberal, MO., 1907-18 (2007.107.160) Atheist George H. Walser founded Liberal, Missouri, in 1880 as a town free of churches. Walser and his followers attempted to keep Christians out of town but the believers purchased land adjacent to … Continue reading

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Old-School Manipulated Photographs

Unidentified Photographer, [Man shaking his own hand at Jack's Saloon], 1930-50 Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15) Yves Klein and Harry Shunk (photographer), Dimanche, November 27, 1960 Weegee, “I Dreamt I Lost My Maiden … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Gustav Klutsis

Gustav Klutsis, [Postcard for the Spartakiada (All-Union Olympiad), Moscow], 1928 As the world revels in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the International Center of Photography celebrates the acquisition of an extraordinary set of photomontage postcards that commemorate another earlier … Continue reading

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A Few Blue Notes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl], ca. 1909 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Sitting on Fallen Tree in Forest], ca. 1909 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl on Horseback], ca. 1909 Cyanotypes found favor among amateur photographers of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for … Continue reading

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