Monthly Archives: April 2017

“Peace Now!”

Joe Brainard (1942-1994), [Peace Now!], 1971 (832.2002) Herbert Perr, [Who Is Going to Believe Hypocritical Fairytales?], 1970-71, mixed media prototype for a poster that was never produced, (879.2002) Who is going to believe hypocritical fairytales When, behind a facade of … Continue reading

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“The trees are exquisite in Japan”

Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [The Silver Pavilion, Kyoto], 1952 (925.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [Shinto priests in courtyard of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo], 1951 (876.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [“Magic flowers” on the Ginza, Tokyo], 1951 (915.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [World War Two veteran, … Continue reading

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La Colonne brulée de Constantin

Pascal J. Sébah (1823–1886), La Colonne brulée de Constantin, ca. 1880 (676.2002) The Column of Constantine was built in 328 by Emperor Constantine. Standing over 100 feet tall, it was initially topped with a statue of a standing Apollo with … Continue reading

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Hiroshima, 1945

Unidentified Photographer, [View of burned-over area with Hiroshima Kirin Beer Hall at far right], October 16, 1945 (2006.1.23) Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape, looking east from Grid 6H], October 31, 1945 (2006.1.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape, looking northwest from Grid 5I, … Continue reading

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Submerged Portraits

Gideon Mendel, Graham and Kieran Leith, Toll Bar village near Doncaster, United Kingdom, June 2007 (2013.87.1) Gideon Mendel, Dalami, at a flooded goat farm and butchery, Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria, November 2012 (2013.87.2) Gideon Mendel, Anchalee Koyamaholds, Taweewattana district, Bangkok, … Continue reading

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A Century of Photography: 1889

Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Another Baxter St. Alley, 1888 or 1889, (267.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Dockrats hunted by police, New York, ca. 1889 (246.1982) James Walker, Lake Geneva, near Geneva, Switzerland, ca. 1889 (455.2000) Unidentified Photographer, [Rev. M. Shrugler baptizing Mr. … Continue reading

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[Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12) Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12, verso)

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