Monthly Archives: May 2013

Let’s Have a Gas

Esther Bubley, The City Cafe, Tomball, Texas, 1943-50 (126.1983) Harold Corsini, Street Scene, Cushing, Oklahoma, 1943-50 (94.1983) Harold Corsini, Farmers Shopping in Purcell, Oklahoma, 1946 (99.1983) Harold Corsini, Fire Department Personnel, Cushing, Oklahoma, ca. 1946 (98.1983) Todd Webb, Saturday Morning … Continue reading

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Hit the Sack?

Or at least try to hit the balcony… Weegee, [Tenement sleeping during heat spell, Lower East Side, New York], May 23, 1941 (139.1982) Some people hit the place where they work. Weegee, [Man sleeping on shoe shine stand], ca. 1950 … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

The 1939 World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. One of the main exhibits of the fair was “The World of Tomorrow,” which explored the idea of what cities would look like in the future. The design … Continue reading

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About Cleaning

William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature in 1844. This book, the first photographically illustrated publication that was commercialized, contained twenty-four calotypes. A short text, describing the picture and its photographic process, accompanied each plate. The Open Door … Continue reading

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Up with the Larks!

International Dawn Chorus Day – May 5, 2013 Richard Tepe, Aquatic Warble Near Her Nest with Young, June 25, 1935 International Dawn Chorus Day is held annually on the first Sunday in May, and aims to encourage the public to … Continue reading

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Deanna Durbin, 1921-2013

Martin Munkacsi, [Deanna Durbin and man], 1930s (2007.110.2002)

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