Monthly Archives: December 2009

Milton Rogovin is 100!

Milton Rogovin, Family of Miners, France, 1981 Milton Rogovin, Family of Miners, Appalachia, 1981 Milton Rogovin, Family of Miners, Germany, 1984 On Wednesday, December 30, 2009, social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin turned 100! Among Milton Rogovin’s many, many accomplishments include … Continue reading

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Royal Road Test

It was too directly bound to its own anguish to be anything other than a cry of negation; carrying within itself, the seeds of its own destruction. – Edward Ruscha and Mason Williams, Royal Road Test (self-published, 1967, third edition … Continue reading

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Carl Mydans in the Ozarks

Carl Mydans, Interior of Ozarks cabin housing six people, Missouri, May 1936

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Brrrrr!

Hans-Jurgen Burkard, Ulon Uda, Siberia, 1989

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Weegee Covers Christmas in New York

PM Daily, December 26, 1940 “Weegee Covers Christmas in New York… In Pictures and Words” by Weegee Early Christmas Eve I received a phone call from Wesley Price, one of PM’s picture editors. Price told me he wanted a good … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to Lester

Unidentified Photographer, A Merry Christmas to Lester from Ina and Harold, 1906

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Solstice: Winter

George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 Unidentified Photographer, [Winter Baptism], ca. 1930s Ellen Binder, Moscow: A retired woman emerges from her winter morning swim in the Moscow River, 1991–98 Weegee, Winter, ca. 1940 Paul Caponigro, Stonehenge, 1978 Martin … Continue reading

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Strikes

Vu, August 13, 1930 Over 100,000 textile and steel workers clashed with police in the Nord region of France in August 1930. David Seymour (Chim), Striking workers at a Renault factory, France, 1936 Members of a militant theatrical group, Mars, … Continue reading

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Girls in Swamps

Martin Munkácsi, [Woman sitting on tree stump, Cypress Gardens, South Carolina], 1937 Martin Munkácsi, [Woman sitting on tree stump, Cypress Gardens, South Carolina], 1937 Munkácsi Martin, [Woman sitting on tree stump, Cypress Gardens, South Carolina], 1937 Martin Munkácsi, [Women sitting … Continue reading

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Hot

This decade is the warmest on record… New York World Pictures, “”Too many automobiles for New York’s crowded streets,” January 16, 1916 Captions: West Forty-second Street from Sixth Avenue – Hardly Room to Move. Photo by Curtis West Forty-second Street … Continue reading

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