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“Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”

Weegee, Jet Man Flying Over Unisphere (distortion), ca. 1964 (13149.1993) This year marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Running in two six-month segments from April through October in 1964 … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Larry Silver Photographing baby in park, Sherwood Island, State Park, Westport, Connecticut 1980 (470.1986) Today is the day to celebrate the influence and impact that mothers and the maternal bond have on the development of both their own children and … Continue reading

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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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