Monthly Archives: February 2019

“the government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.45.48) Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S. New York, April 30th, 1789. The principles figures in the panel are portraits [of] John Adams, Vice President stood on … Continue reading

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“A joyous confusion of the mysterious, the unknown, and the miraculous” – Jean Painlevé, Vu 1931

Vu, March 25, 1931 (2011.7.32), p. 420 (photos by André Raymond) Mysteries and Miracles of Nature Does the complete understanding of a natural phenomenon strip away its miraculous qualities? It is certainly a risk. But it should at least maintain … Continue reading

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I Love You

Tracey Mancenido-Tribble, James Frank Tribble, I Love You, Harlem, 2011 (2013.60.115) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. Aquarium, 1977 (95.1992) Weegee, [Act of Love, Astor Theatre, Times Square, New York], 1954 (14698.1993) Jürgen Schadeberg, Golf Lesson, Alexandra Township, 1954 (2014.8.5) Regards, April 14, 1938 (2007.71.125) Ed Kashi, Gerald Gross … Continue reading

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love to love

Weegee, [Couple kissing, New York], ca. 1945 (2091.1993) Weegee, At a Midtown Bar, New York, ca. 1942 (2164.1993) Weegee, Lovers at the Palace Theater, New York, ca. 1945 (wn.820) Weegee, Naked City, 1945, pp. 220-221 Weegee, Village Party, New York, … Continue reading

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Dog Show (pretty happy)

Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (37.1993) Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (61.1993) Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (65.1993) John Albert, [Unidentified Bulldog standing and licking its nose, New York], 1944 (2013.115.40) … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (3)

Eugène Atget, Door Knocker, Hotel Jean de Fourcy, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois 30, Paris, 1908 (2011.52.17) Google Street View, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, August 2017 Sadly this magnificent door knocker appears to no longer exist in the wild. (Although it … Continue reading

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Feet in the Water and the Desire to Press On: Jean Painlevé – Voilà, 1935

Jean Painlevé. Voilà, “Les pieds dans l’eau,” May 4, 1935 (2007.71.30) “Jean Painlevé: décrit le travail ingrat mais passionnant des chasseurs d’images a l’affut des petits animaux aquatiques: les pieds dans l’eau” by Jean Painlevé. les pieds dans l’eau In … Continue reading

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