Monthly Archives: July 2009

Dead or sleeping?

Bruce Davidson, Horse, Wales, from the “Welsh Miners” series, 1965 Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Bowery, New York, 1947

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Le quatorze juillet… Vive la Nation!

Regards, July 13, 1939, No. 287 Robert Capa, [Bastille Day parade float featuring the Soviet writer Maxim Gorky, who was revered by the international Communist movement and had died a few weeks earlier, Paris], July 14, 1936 Robert Capa, [Dancing … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the NAACP

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), founded in 1909, is celebrating its centennial in New York this week. The organization’s mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons … Continue reading

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Free Theatre! (Courtesy of Uncle Sam)

All photos taken by the Works Progress Administration of the Federal Theatre Project, ca. 1937 Dawn at a Park. This trailer truck, holding a complete theater, is drawn to a New York park for one of the Works Progress Administration … Continue reading

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Gillian Laub – Testimony

Gillian Laub, Madelaine and her Brother, Akko, Israel, 2005 In her 2007 book Testimony, Jewish American photographer Gillian Laub documents Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, displaced Lebanese families, and Palestinians, all effected by the Arab-Israeli conflict. These pictures are coupled with … Continue reading

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Robert Strange McNamara (1916-2009)

Weegee, Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, ca. 1966 Larry Burrows (1926-1971), At First-Aid Center During Operation Prairie, 1966 Artists’ Poster Committee, And Babies?, 1969

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Independence Day

Charles Isaacs, Parade at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1975 After the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975, the US State Department established four refugee resettlement camps in California, Arkansas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. From May 28 to December 15, 1975, … Continue reading

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