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Realities at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Then and Now

“Photography is a powerful medium: a way to observe our history unfiltered and make historical events resonate decades later. Even in an era dominated by social media, photography still continues to shock and surprise. A still image allows you to … 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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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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Labor Day Week: Making glass bottles and glass door knobs

Lewis Wickes Hine, [Blowers in green glass monkey shop, T.C. Wheaton Company, Millville, New Jersey], March 26, 1937 (906.1975) Millville, New Jersey – Glass bottles. T.C. Wheaton Co. Green glass monkey shop. This shows the set-up of a green glass … Continue reading

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Summer School

Two Summer Sessions of the School of Design in Chicago L. Moholy-Nagy, Director 247-257 East Ontario St. Summer Sessions June 22- August 1 Aims: The School of Design in Chicago is a non-profit corporation for the training of creative workers … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Fansinaflashbulb!

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Camera], ca. 1935 (437.2005) Nine years ago today Fansinaflashbub was born. It premiered with the post: Let the blog begin Posted on November 19, 2008 by fansinaflashbulb Starting on November 20, the International Center of … Continue reading

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“The trees are exquisite in Japan”

Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [The Silver Pavilion, Kyoto], 1952 (925.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [Shinto priests in courtyard of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo], 1951 (876.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [“Magic flowers” on the Ginza, Tokyo], 1951 (915.1974) Werner Bischof (1916-1954), [World War Two veteran, … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Nontsikelelo Veleko, Hloni, 2004 (2094.2005) Okwui Enwezor’s 2006 exhibition at ICP entitled Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography is still vitally important. His central concern shattered the omnipresent myth often limiting Africa to a static vision marked by … Continue reading

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1/2 x 12 x 12 4 12/12

A. C. McIntyre, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1905 (488.1990) Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was … Continue reading

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“The Armenians are one of the most ancient peoples in the world”

The Armenians are one of the most ancient peoples in the world. After thousands of years they have now again acquired A country of their own. Everything in this reborn country, Its towns, Its industry, Its agriculture, is new. The … Continue reading

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