Monthly Archives: May 2019

“And what is reason? and what is love? and what is life?”

George Frank Edgar Pearsall, [Walt Whitman], September 1872 (24.2004) Walt Whitman, Song of the Exposition, 5. You shall see hands at work at all the old processes and all the new ones, You shall see the various grains and how … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1863 (2007.14.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry. (One of the Civil War’s shortest soldiers.)], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1900-1910 (706.1990) Alva, [Unidentified woman and man], 1918 (1560.1990) … Continue reading

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“The First Woman to Fly the Atlantic Alone”

Unidentified Photographer, [Amelia Earhart], ca. 1932 (1335.2005) Vu, “La ‘Girl Lindbergh’ A Traversé L’Atlantique,” May 25, 1932, (2009.61.15) Vanity Fair, “Miss Amelia Earhart: A new portrait by Steichen of the famed American flier who is now the wife of Mr. … Continue reading

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Mother and Child

Nell Dorr, Mother and Child cover, ca. 1950 (128.1999) Nell Dorr, Mother and Child, ca. 1950 (128.1999) Nell Dorr, Mother and Child, ca. 1950 (128.1999) Nell Dorr, Mother and Child, ca. 1950 (128.1999) Nell Dorr, Mother and Child, ca. 1950 … Continue reading

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Katharine Hepburn (Photos by Munkácsi)

Martin Munkácsi, [Katharine Hepburn, Hartford], 1935 (2007.110.1395) Harper’s Bazaar, February 1935, pp. 38-39 (photo by Martin Munkácsi) Katharine Hepburn takes off from her native Hartford in gray gabardine trousers, gray flannel coat, white wool scarf. She likes this get-up for … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn (“Funny Face”)

Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey Hepburn holding balloons on the set of “Funny Face,” Tuileries, Paris, France], 1956 (42.1990) Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey Hepburn and designer Givenchy, trying on her gown for ballet sequence], ca. 1956 (41.1990) Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn (“Gigi”)

George Karger, [Audrey Hepburn], 4×5 negatives, ca. 1951 Audrey Hepburn was born 90 years ago today. To commemorate this day we present “never seen before” portraits of Audrey Hepburn. The photographer George Karger (1902-1973) made about seventeen photos of Audrey … Continue reading

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