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Making a Funny Face

Jill Freedman, Goofy Kids, Dublin, 1984 (33.1988) Weegee, [Women with children making silly faces],  ca. 1950 (2139.1993) Hans-Jurgen Burkard, Ulon Uda, Siberia, 1989 (137.2003) Studies have shown that smiling can make you feel happier and less stressed. Try it!

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Windjammer

Weegee, [Widescreen image of sailboat Christian Raditch in Louis de Rochemont's film Windjammer], ca. 1958 (7584.1993) This image is of a movie, Windjammer. The movie was filmed in Cinemiracle, a wide-format film type. Cinemiracle was in direct competition with the … Continue reading

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Norishment or Poison?

Milk has been part of our diet since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE), when humans domesticated animals. The discussion about organic, raw, and genetically treated food is at its peak. There are arguments on each side of the coin, both … Continue reading

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“Cold Weather Picture”

Weegee, Cold Weather Picture, March 8, 1941 (16232.1993) “Thousands of automobiles parked overnight were found like this by their owners Saturday morning.” PM, March 9, 1941 Many folks in the tri-state area awoke to a similar scene this morning!

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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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Being a Photographer Is a State of Mind…

Weegee the Fifth Beetle, ca. 1967 (2210.1993) [Weegee taking a photograph], ca. 1940 (19819.1993) [Weegee with naked women on swings during the production of Shangri-La], ca. 1960 (20251.1993) Photographer Weegee Disguised as an Ice Cream Peddler in Theater, ca. 1943 (19825.1993) … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Weegee, [Clown and turkey], 1943

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Government Shutdown

Weegee, [Baby elephant a top of Capitol, Washington, D.C.], ca. 1960 (3041.1993)

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Working to Break up the Break: Celebrate International Coffee Day!

Bill Owens, I used to be a chef and my partner was a garbage foreman, 1974 (2389.2005) Carl Mydans [French tank brigade near Verdun, France], June 1940 (181.2005) Carl Mydans [Sand hogs, Midtown Tunnel breakroom, New York], 1939 (189.2005) Russell … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Metropolitan Opera

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera House distortion], ca. 1966 (12937.1993) July 16 is the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Founded in 1883, the Opera is now in its 129th season. In the 1940s, Weegee photographed the Metropolitan Opera, resulting in … Continue reading

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