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JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History

Unidentified Photographer, [John Connally, Nellie Connally, John F. Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy in presidential limousine, Dallas], November 22, 1963 (2013.23.1) When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, the event and its aftermath were … Continue reading

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Rev. William O. Swint in Harlem

Unidentified Photographer, [Rev. William O. Swint], ca. 1935 William O. Swint, Sr. (1896–1983), stands next to the fruit cart he operated in Harlem after he had to give up his store during the Depression. According to a note his wife … Continue reading

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Pine Ridge

Mendelssohn, Lesannes Helwaq as “Wambli Luta,” 1908-15 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Family on Moon], 1930s Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Family, Unidentified Men, Unidentified Women], 1910s The Pine Ridge Reservation was originally part of the Great Sioux Reservation, established after the Fort Laramie … Continue reading

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photobooth

Andy Warhol, Photo booth Strip (Holly Solomon 110), ca. 1964 Unidentified photographer, [Andre Breton], ca. 1929 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with Terrier], 1928-30 The original Photomaton was unveiled by Anatol Josepho in 1925 in a studio on Broadway, … Continue reading

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The Crimson Skull

Unidentified Photographer, Production still for the film The Crimson Skull, 1921 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography “Race films”—movies with all-black casts produced for black audiences—were an integral part of the African American viewing experience from World … Continue reading

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Red Bird, Oklahoma

Unidentified Photographer, [Townspeople of Red Bird, Oklahoma, in front of railroad depot], ca. 1910 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, African Americans established at least 88, and perhaps as … Continue reading

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