Monthly Archives: December 2014

“That’s Magic!”

Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.298) Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.299) Tune in next week for a few more revealing photos in this macabre and magical series of glass plate negatives made by … Continue reading

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“Blind Wizard of the Piano”

W. L. Germon’s Temple of Art, [Thomas Wiggins], ca. 1865 (823.1990) “Academy of Music Phila[delphia] Dec 28th [18]65 Blind Tom played Yankee Doodle with his right hand – Fishers Hornpipe with his left. and sang Tramp, Tramp, all at the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Archives of the International Center of Photography!

Peter Garfield, Untitled (Christmas Tree), 1996-98 (17.2005) Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004) Bill Wood, “Greetings from our house to your house, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.” Photo shoot for 25 Christmas cards.  Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Naymond … Continue reading

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Bread – Baking

George Rodger, Korongo Nuba women making bread from Dhoura meal in the granary (tukl) room of a Mesakin house, Kordofan, Sudan, 1949 (371.1989) Bill Owens, Baker with dough machine, 1974 (2393.2005) Leonard McCombe, Baking bread, a woman kneels by the … Continue reading

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Flea and Dog Markets

André Kertész, The Flea Market, Paris, 1929 (1.1978.d) Leonard Freed, [Man holding umbrella and painting, Waterlooplein Flea Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands.], 1958 (2014.56.23) Andy Warhol, Flea Market, New York, 1980s (2008.58.143) Martin Munkácsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.49) Martin Munkácsi, [Dog … Continue reading

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Hanukkah 2014

Roman Vishniac, [Children playing with building blocks during Hanukkah, probably Bronx House, Washington Avenue,The Bronx], early to mid-1940s, © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography The Bronx House was established in 1911 to serve the large number of first-generation … Continue reading

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1/2 x 12 x 12 4 12/12

A. C. McIntyre, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1905 (488.1990) Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was … Continue reading

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