Monthly Archives: July 2017

John G. Morris (1916-2017)

Cornell Capa, John G. Morris, 1964 (2011.31.4) Advertisements

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A Strikingly Beautiful Downtown Nocturne: Naked City (annotated)

Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the publication of Weegee’s Naked City. The book begins with a bang. The first photo (after a pair of surprising and … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Above and Below Ground

Jim Dow, Main Entrance, Retiro Station, Buenos Aires, 1989 (199.1999.4) Jim Dow, Telegram Office at Railroad Station, San Luis, Argentina, 1989 (119.1999.8) Jim Dow, Platform at Peru Station, Subway Line “A,” Buenos Aires, 1898 (199.1999.9) Jim Dow, Subway Car Interior … Continue reading

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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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