Monthly Archives: October 2015

Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) [Well, maybe not every body, instead, many not-alive anymore bodies from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee photo (carpet) bomb.] Happy Halloween Everybody! Whoooo knooows what’s lurking … Continue reading

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Magic (by Martin Munkasci) at Midnight

Martin Munkacsi , [Hand and Automaton], 1928 (2007.110.303) Martin Munkacsi , [Man and Automaton], 1928 (2007.110.302) Martin Munkacsi , [Magical Objects], 1928 (2007.110.301) (“Objects related to magic… One has a label which reads Chevalier Ernst Thorn, magician, 1853 – 1928. … Continue reading

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Six Skulls (for Halloween)

Andreas Feininger, Ritual Skull, 1969, (841.1976) Vu, June 29, 1932 (2009.61.20) (One cover photo by André Kertész.) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) (Photo by Martin Munkacsi.) Danny Lyon, Mark di Suvero with the skull “Yorick” in his 195 Front Street … Continue reading

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Dances of the Devil: A Witch and Half a Dozen Devils (Six Satans) and a Mailbox

Voila, March 30, 1935, (2007.71.25) Voila, March 31, 1934 (2007.71.62) Vu, January 9, 1929 (2007.84.3) Weegee, “The foreman of the devils was peeved, because the assistant devils were not in costume.” 1945 (14581.1993) Weegee, [Costumed devil with atomic bomb, Saturday … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Halloween Resurrection or Reanimation or Whatever…

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York” ca. 1939 (995.1993) Let’s try to communicate with and possibly bring back the dead… We could use a Ouija Board. Or, we could use Photoshop. Let’s try Photoshop. So, everyone, … Continue reading

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Echos of Ectoplasm and Phantasmagoric Photographs…

Unidentified Ghoulographers, [Unidentified boy and ghost and Weegee sitting on a throne], ca. 1870 and 1956 (2411.2005 and 19939.1993) By this time, I had my picture taken by a street tintype photographer, and had been fascinated by the result. (I … Continue reading

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Drawing with light

Carlotta Corpron, Captured Light,  ca. 1946-48 (51.1982) Carlotta Corpron, Eggs Encircled,  ca. 1947 (52.1982) Carlotta Corpron, Rae Ann with Amaryllis,  1945 (64.1982) Carlotta Corpron, Light Follows Form,  1948 (58.1982) Carlotta Corpron, Big Cubes,  1944 (430.1993) Carlotta Corpron, A Walk in Fair … Continue reading

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