Monthly Archives: October 2018

Mark Peterson’s “Political Theatre”

Mark Peterson, The CPAC convention, National Harbor, MD, February 2015 Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, with 25.7% of the vote, event organizers announced Saturday at … Continue reading

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Water is Life: Waterfalls

James Valentine, Seven Sisters Geirangerfjord, ca. 1867 (137.1980) John Edwards Saché, [Canyon and waterfall], 1870s (64.1999) George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 (2007.56.1) Ansel Adams, Rainbow Falls, Sierra Nevada, California, 1929 (312.1991) Minor White, [Waterfall], ca. 1970 (151.1980.7) … Continue reading

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“Freedom from Fear”

Weegee, [Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and son looking through window shattered by rock-throwing hoodlums, Harlem, New York], October 17, 1943 (20109.1993) This tragic picture is a symbol of that evil thing, race hatred. Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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“Loaded with pumpernickel…”

Pumpernickel: Serge Chaloff Sextette; S. Chaloff; Serge Chaloff; Red Rodney; Earl Swope; George Walington; Curley Russell; Tiny Kahn; March 5, 1947 PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24 Didn’t Sight Pole; Smacked Same A precious rubber tire was about all that … Continue reading

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Manhattan Police Headquarters was “Bombed”

Air Raid Sirens, Major Records PM, October 8, 1943, p. 13 Our Town in Pictures… Centre St. ‘Bombing’ Air Raid Wardens of the Fifth Precinct were mobilized late yesterday when Police Headquarters and the Press Headquarters Building at Centre Market … Continue reading

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“The Curious Ones”

The Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side); by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, December 28, 1940 Weegee, [People watching scoreboard of World Series at Yankee Stadium in upper window of Sachs … Continue reading

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