Monthly Archives: June 2009

Bloomsday!

Gisele Freund, Three generations of Joyces. James Joyce, seated, Giorgio standing, and Stephen playing with Schiap the dog Schiaparelli gave him, while Helen Joyce (Giorgio’s wife) looks on. Taken in the garden of Giorgio’s house in Paris, 1938 Gisele Freund, … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Postcards

Unidentified Photographer, Feeding the Squirrels, ca. 1908 Unidentified Photographer, [Interior], ca. 1908 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl], ca. 1908 Unidentified Photographer, [Boat], ca. 1906 Unidentified Photographer, [Boat (verso)], ca. 1906 The cyanotype process was introduced by Sir John W.F. Herschel in … Continue reading

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D-Day (Digital Day) 2009

Cornell Capa, The fourth and last of the Kennedy-Nixon debates (held in New York City), as seen on the television of a New York bar, Oct. 21, 1960 Cornell Capa, Television comedian and talk-show host Jack Paar at home, watching … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Weegee!

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1935 Weegee, My Studio, 1941 Weegee, Weegee with Mrs. George Washington at Met Opera House, ca. 1943 Weegee, Weegee and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove, 1963 Weegee, Weegee and Andy … Continue reading

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“The once-famous Bowery–all that is left of it.” (part 1)

Ewing Galloway, The once-famous Bowery–all that is left of it, 1937 from New York Souvenir Album, Camera Masterpieces, The Golden Guide of the Metropolis, 1937 Berenice Abbott, “El,” Second and Third Avenue Lines, 1936 Weegee, But there is beauty along … Continue reading

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What Should W. Eugene Smith Be Remembered For?

W. Eugene Smith, Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 W. Eugene Smith, Marine Demolition Team Blasting Out a Cave on Hill 382, Iwo Jima, March 1945 W. Eugene Smith, [Maude Callen examining pregnant woman in screened area in church, others waiting], … Continue reading

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65th Anniversary of D-Day

Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 Although Capa’s D-Day photograph of a GI, Huston S. Riley, emerging from the surf (above) did not win a Pulitzer Prize, it and the rest of … Continue reading

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