Monthly Archives: November 2018

Chess (1930s-1940s)

Martin Munkacsi, [People playing chess], 1930s (2007.110.1722) Robert Capa, [Soldiers playing chess behind the Republican lines, Madrid], November – December 1936 (2622.1992) Margaret Bourke-White, Foreign refugees living in old factories in Strašnice – part of Prague, 1938 (1659.2005) Weegee, [Imperial … Continue reading

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“The Critic” @ 75

Weegee, “The Critic,” November 22, 1943 (Weegee negative 1) 75 Years ago today, November 22, 1943, Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic.” In preparation for this day, we’ve looked at Weegee’s published work for the proceeding month. Throughout … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the Bowery, New York], ca. 1942-43 (16442.1993) The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, November 28, 1931 (2007.50.20) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Chim

Regards, “Lourdes…” November 1933 (2007.71.102) Voila, “Avec les Thoniers Bretons,” August 15, 1936 (2007.71.19) Regards, “Le Messe de Campagne sur le Front Basque,” March 4, 1937 (2007.18.32) Photo-History 1: War in Spain, “Safeguarding Spanish Art,” April 1937 (2006.46.1) Regards, “Les … Continue reading

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“A ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night”

Weegee, [Opening night, Metropolitan Opera, New York], November 23, 1942 (235.1984) PM, November 28, 1942, p. 14 Weegee Brings Back a ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night Weegee, the photographer who lives next door to Police Headquarters and who specializes … Continue reading

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Annegret Soltau

Annegret Soltau, Self, #9, 1975-76 (2018.13.1) Annegret Soltau is a German visual artist who gained recognition in the mid-1970s with her performances and stitched portraits. In Permanente Demonstration Soltau set up series of performances where she would wrap the faces of … Continue reading

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“Intermission”

Weegee, “Intermission,” November 25, 1941 (1060.1993) “Intermission” I made this at the opening of the Met Opera Season. . . I wanted to get something different than the usual Society celebrities. . . noting a lot of men in military … Continue reading

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