Monthly Archives: December 2008

Life Is Good & Good For You In New York: Trance Witness Revels

Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956) by William Klein is the first of what would be a series of “city books” by Klein. The ICP Library also holds … Continue reading

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Cardboard Congregation

Carl Mydans, Rector of Warleggan, 1953 Carl Mydans, Rector, 1953 Reverend Frederick William Densham, the aged and eccentric Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Warleggan, England, walks the path alongside the church to which he was appointed in 1931. On … Continue reading

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Appalachian Spring

Arnold Eagle, “Appalachian Spring,” 1945 Premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Aaron Copland‘s ballet Appalachian Spring tells the story of a newlywed couple building a farmhouse in 19th century Pennsylvania, and a … Continue reading

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Photo(s) of the week!

Unidentified photographers, ca. 1900

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Harry Callahan, Acme Sign Shop, Providence, 1977 Like Walker Evans, Callahan was fascinated by signs—both their physical presence and their cultural significance. Well known for his black-and-white Chicago street photography and intimate portraits of his wife Eleanor, his early color … Continue reading

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Still Standing

Weegee, Boy Asleep in Phone Booth on Navy Day, ca. 1945 Garry Winogrand, New York, 1972 Helen Levitt, New York, 1988

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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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