Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Story of Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson Performs On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial, With An Introduction By Harold Ickes, April 9, 1939, from archive.org. Solomon Hurok (1888-1974), [Marian Anderson souvenir program], ca. 1939 (2008.71.1) Solomon Hurok (1888-1974), [Marian Anderson souvenir program], ca. 1939 … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 3)

Weegee, [Eyes], ca. 1957 (5226.1993) Behind these thoughts are the reasons why, after forty years as a photographer, I am still constantly striving for new techniques. Many photographers style themselves “purists.” I think “traditionalists” is a better term. They feel … Continue reading

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Tintype Tuesday: Six Horses

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse], ca. 1880 (2010.21.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse wearing a harness to drive away flies], ca. 1872 (2007.54.15) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horses and plow], ca. 1975 (2007.54.24) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified horse], ca. 1875 (2007.54.19) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 2)

Weegee (1899-1968), [Untitled], ca. 1957 (14204.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Eyes], ca. 1957 (5210.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Eyes], ca. 1957 (5217.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Eyes], ca. 1957 (5219.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Eyes], ca. 1957 (5224.1993) I have a real love for the camera and deep … Continue reading

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Conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal – Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln, now and forever

Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co., [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [“Fear Not Old Abe Is Ours,” Campaign Axe], 1860, Stefan Lorant Collection Mathew B. Brady, Abraham Lincoln, Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 1)

Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), [Untitled], ca. 1957 (5760.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), “The World, All Out of Shape,” ca. 1957 (5779.1993) Written on a piece of paper attached to the verso are alternate titles: “1. The world isn’t … Continue reading

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A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

Unidentified Photographer, [Tintype Album], ca. 1880 (1582.1990) These unbound tintypes were found together in what was probably a family photo album. At this moment, not much is known about the photos and album, except the obvious: the album was well-used … Continue reading

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