Monthly Archives: December 2011

Splendor in the Grass

Robert Capa, [Workers on a lunch break during a strike, Saint-Ouen, near Paris], May or June 1936 Robert Capa took this photograph in an industrial suburb of Paris during the strikes that rocked the country in the spring of 1936. Following … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still,” December 7, 1941 Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this pajama-clad islander has rushed … Continue reading

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Gold (in Silver), Part 1

Richard Tepe, Goldfasan Hahn (Gold Pheasant Hen), ca. 1910-40 Voila, “La guerre de l’or,” December 7, 1935 Weegee, “Charged with murdering his wife, Abraham Gold…”, November 22, 1944 “Charged with murdering his wife, Abraham Gold was arraigned yesterday… and held … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP ad hoc Gay Pride Committee, U.S. Spends More in 5 Hours on Defense than in 5 Years on Healthcare, 1989 Richard Deagle, Tom Starace, and Joe Wollin (ACT UP New York), American Flag, 1989 ACT UP New York, … Continue reading

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