Monthly Archives: May 2018

Mamie Smith

Apeda Studio, [Mamie Smith], 1920-24 (1500.1990) Apeda Studio, [Mamie Smith], 1920-24 (1500.1990) (verso) Chicago Defender, November 20, 1920, p.3 “Crazy Blues,” Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, by Perry Bradford, Addington Major, trumpet; Ward “Dope” Andrews, trombone; Ernest “Sticky” Elliott, … Continue reading

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Record Players

Martin Munkacsi, [Portable record player], 1930s (2007.110.2650) USSR in Construction, July 1935 (2012.13.24) A portable gramophone manufactured by the Leningrad factory. The gramophone industry that came to us after the October revolution was a handicraft industry, in a semi-ruined condition. … Continue reading

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“Orson Welles Citizen Kane”

PM, August 2, 1940, p. 18 (2007.14.64) Orson Welles, whose man-from Mars broadcast scared radio listeners a while back, now is a movie director – at $150,00 for making, and acting in, Citizen Kane. He’s 25 and plays the role … Continue reading

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May Day, 2018

Boris Ignatovitch, May Day in Moscow, May 1, 1927 (329.1986) Robert Capa, [Young girls and boys parading in the streets on May Day, Paris], May 1, 1936-37 (322.1992) Robert Capa, [Spectators at a May Day celebration, Paris], May 1, 1937 … Continue reading

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