Monthly Archives: August 2017

Silver Shadows of the Moon

To commemorate of the upcoming (August 21, 2017) total solar eclipse, when “the moon will completely cover the sun,” and the moon’s shadow will be visible to most of the United States, below are five studio portraits that include representations … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Weegee (1899-1968), [Woman looking at Mars through telescope, Times Square, New York], ca. 1943 (3074.1993) Carl Mydans (1906-2004), Kremlin, 1959 (267.2005) NASA, [Panorama of the Moon’s Surface with Shadow of Surveyor 1], June 2, 1966 (2014.26.1) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, … Continue reading

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Tolerance

Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy campaigning in Spokane, Washington], September 6, 1960 (106.2004) “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” John F. Kennedy  

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Hate Is Ugly

Stan Wayman, [Taunting boys during new integration program in Charlotte, North Carolina], 1957 (1871.2005) Stan Wayman, [Dorothy Counts endures hostile taunts in auditorium of Harry Harding H.S during integration], 1957 (1872.2005) A.Y. Owen, [Mrs. Marge Lucas hurls epithets during integration at Kentucky Sturgis School], … Continue reading

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Cats, Animals Help Society, London, by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cat sitting on sign for the Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.495) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Woman with cat outside Animals’ Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.499) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cats, Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.492) Martin Munkacsi … Continue reading

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All Together Now

Neal Slavin, Staten Island Ferry, Liberty Island, NY, (207.1985.a) Neal Slavin, Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ, (207.1985.l) Neal Slavin, New York City Transit Authority, Brooklyn, NY, (207.1985.i) Neal Slavin, International Twins Association, Muncie, Indiana, (207.1985.d) Neal Slavin, Product Managers, AT&T … Continue reading

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Revisiting Atget’s Gardens

Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Saint-Cloud, 1922-27 (printed 1922-27) (2009.79.11) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), [The park at Saint-Cloud], 1905-15 (Printed 1919-27) (2008.112.15) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles – Vase par Ballin, 1902 (2012.100.9) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles, Fontaine de Diane (détail), 1901 (Printed 1901-27) … Continue reading

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