Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sandinista uprising

Susan Meiselas, Sandino vive, Estelí, Nicaragua, 1980 (2008.86.9) American photographer Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since. She is best known for the work she did documenting the 1978–79 Sandinista uprising in Nicaragua and the … Continue reading

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A Cat Orchestra

Frank Wendt, [Cat Orchestra], ca. 1900 (2011.47.101) Notes from the Pawnee Bill Show. This season, notwithstanding the bad weather, has been the most prosperous season on our tour. Through the State of Maine we encountered almost incessant rain, and the … Continue reading

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Southern Rites

Gillian Laub, Homecoming Court, Mt. Vernon, Georgia, October 2002 (2013.91.2) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2009 (2013.91.1) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2011 (2013.91.7) Southern Rites by photographer Gillian Laub is a series of photographs … Continue reading

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Fabled Enchantresses

Richard Avedon, [Marilyn Monroe impersonating Theda Bara], 1958 (1245.2005) This photograph is part of a series titled Fabled Enchantresses by Richard Avedon and Marilyn Monroe. It was shot for the Christmas issue of Life magazine in 1958. In this picture, … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Day

Don Cravens, [Rosa Parks riding on newly integrated bus following Supreme Court ruling ending successful 381-day boycott of segregated buses, Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1262.2005) Rosa Parks Day is celebrated to honor the civil rights activist, who is known for refusing to give up … Continue reading

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A historical performance

Thomas D. McAvoy, [Crowd at Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939 (1081.2005) Thomas D. McAvoy, [Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, watched by Secretary of the Interior … Continue reading

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