Monthly Archives: May 2018

“Ah! what tales might those pictures tell if their mute lips had the power of speech!”

G.F.E. Pearsall, [Walt Whitman], September 1872 (24.2004) Attributed to J. C. Tarisse, [Walt Whitman], ca. 1869 (2010.41.3) “W. always objected to sending out these pictures because the photographer has immodestly painted the cheeks. N.J. 1908” (Written on verso) Whitman disapproved … Continue reading

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Looking at “Dr. Strangelove”

Weegee, [Stanley Kubrick], 1963 (7482.1993) Weegee, [Peter Sellers and Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”], 1963 (2151.1993) Weegee, [Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove or: … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Danny Lyon, Memorial day run, Milwaukee, 1966 (2009.93.52) Danny Lyon, Memorial Day run, Milwaukee, 1965-66 (2010.3.11) Toby Old, Memorial Day, Washington, D.C., 1989 (75.1995)

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“Correct Likenesses”

Alonzo Nickerson, Daguerreotype Establishment!, ca. 1848 (809.2000) Daguerreotype Establishment! The subscriber would respectfully inform the inhabitants of… and vicinity, that he has arrived at the above place, and has taken rooms at… where he is prepared to execute Daguerrean Likenesses, … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs

Dennis Stock, [Car Park], 1971 (2015.35.3) Patrick Nagatani, Contamination Area, Building # 3, Sandia National Labortatories, Kirtland A.F.B. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1989 (2010.116.42) Unidentified photographer, [Brenda below dinosaur], 1975 (DA.3A10.1186) Weegee, [Tyrannosaurus rex from the Sinclair Oil Corporation Dinoland pavilion … Continue reading

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The Acropolis of Athens in the Evening (“The most beautiful thing in the world”)

George Hoyningen-Huene, [North western corner with foundation of the Hekatompedon, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (174.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, [North side of Parthenon seen from the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (180.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, … Continue reading

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KCOH

Benny A. Joseph, Skipper Lee Frazier, KCOH disc jockey and go-go girls, Houston, 1965 (DA.1D1B.1) Skipper Lee Frazier A Mountain of Soul …When an opening became available at another radio station, KCOH, the time had come for the area to … Continue reading

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