Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Century of Photography: 1890

Baumgartner’s Art Studio, (Minna Baumgartner), [Unidentified Man], 1889-90 (1121.1990) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s House, 1890 (482.2000) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon. Memorial theatre built by American gold, 1890 (483.2000) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Church where Shakespeare is entombed, 1890 (484.2000) James Walker, … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

Jürgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela, Treason Trial, 1958 (2012.84.1) Jürgen Schadeberg, [ANC President JS Moroka, leader of the ANC Youth League, Nelson Mandela, and Yusuf Dadoo President of the South African Indian Congress, meeting outside Johannesburg Courtroom during the Defiance Campaign … Continue reading

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“Clumsy boxes with huge horns under the name ‘Singing Cupid.'”

Before the revolution, strictly speaking, the bicycle had no significance for practical purposes. It existed entirely as an amusement but not as a means of travel. The frightful roads, the cobblestone streets of the towns, simply made the bicycle into … Continue reading

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Bastille Day, 2017

Lucien Aigner, Entertainment of children on Bastille Day in Paris, 1934 (339.1982) Lucien Aigner, Boulevard St. Martin on Bastille Day, Paris, 1937 (318.1982) Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bastille Day, Paris, ca. 1936 (336.1994) Roman Vishniac, [Bastille Day celebrations, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris], … Continue reading

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Roslyn High School students in PM newspaper

Skippy Adelman, Evelyn Winnike, 14, takes some popcorn from Bob Preston. Only a freshman, he is a power in school politics, ca. 1944 (2013.115.362) Alexander DeSouza, intern, International Center of Photography, Collections Department

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Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … Continue reading

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