Monthly Archives: February 2019

Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (4)

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, Hotel de Conflans, 24 Rue de l’Universite, 1909 (2008.111.37) Google Street View, 24 Rue de l’Université, April 2018 Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, painted blue, (and there’s a pair of them!) appears to still exist in the … Continue reading

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“A Faded Photograph”

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified woman standing with an umbrella], ca. 1920 (DA.1B16.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified woman], ca. 1930 (1251.1990) Whispering Jack Smith, A Faded Photograph, by Charles Kenny; Nick Kenny; Richard Howard; Whispering Jack Smith; September 13, 1940 It’s only a … Continue reading

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“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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