Monthly Archives: April 2018

Listening to Records

Martin Munkacsi, [Listening to records], 1930s Weegee, After midnight in Washington Square Park, Folk Dance, ca. 1946 (14213.1993) Gordon Parks, “Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man,’” 1952 (1606.2005) Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here surrounded by lights, … Continue reading

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…and pretzels too…

Lee Sievan, Pretzel Lady, 1940s (182.1991) Weegee, [Pretzel man], ca. 1945 (16389.1993) Weegee, “Peddlers drop in selling hot dogs… and pretzels too…”, “Naked City,” 1945 pp. 145-146 Garry Winogrand, [Pretzel lady, from “Women are Beautiful”] 1975 (277.1984)

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Around William Shakespeare

James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s House, 1890 (482.2000) James Walker, Stratford-on-Avon. The Church where Shakespeare is entombed, 1890 (484.2000) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon. Memorial Theatre built by American gold, 1890 (483.2000) William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on … Continue reading

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Earth Day, 2018

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Earth Day, 1970 (822.2002) Louis Bencze, Giraffe, Tampa, Florida, 1990 (274.1991) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), Newfy, N.Y. Aquarium, 1977 (97.1992) Douglas Faulkner, Golden-Crested Damselfish, Belau Islands (312.1981) David Wartersun, Pelicans, ca. 1990 NASA, [“Nearly full Earth showing Africa, … Continue reading

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Record Stores

Weegee, [Man sleeping in front of the Metro Music store, New York], ca. 1943 (14473.1993) Todd Webb, Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets, New York, April 23, 1948 (2011.21.3) Todd Webb, Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets, New … Continue reading

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Central Park is for People and Plants and Animals (not cars)

Martin Munkacsi, [Woman and two children with kite, Central Park], 1937 (2007.110.1908) Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden, Central Park, 1938 (73.1982) Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1945 (644.1993) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1973 (28.1992) Tod … Continue reading

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Cornell Capa Centennial

Eileen Darby, [Robert Capa, Julia Capa and Cornell Capa, New York], New York, 1940 (2010.96.5) Eileen Darby, [Robert Capa, Julia Capa and Cornell Capa, New York], New York, 1940 Unidentified Photographer, [Cornell and Edith Capa], ca. 1940 Annie Leibovitz, [Cornell … Continue reading

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