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Berenice Abbott

Barbara Morgan, Berenice Abbott with Cat, 1942 (543.1986) Lee Sievan, Portrait of Bernice Abbott, Woodstock, N.Y., 1951 (26.1986) Margaretta Mitchell, Berenice Abbott, 1977 (27.1983) Yousuf Karsh, Berenice Abbott, August 24, 1989 (560.1989) Four portraits of Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), born 120 … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott: “Photographing New York is just the greatest thing in this world” and “Seeing the Now”

Berenice Abbott, City Arabesque, from roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, June 9, 1938 (680.1984) Berenice Abbott, Murray Hill Hotel, Spiral, 112 Park Avenue, November 19, 1935 (253.1985) Berenice Abbott showing slides and speaking at ICP, on November 5, 1979, … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott : “I’m New York” or “The Farther Away You Go the Truer Perspective You Get”

Berenice Abbott, On the Water Front, (385.1983) Berenice Abbott, Gunsmith and Police Department Headquarters, February 4, 1937 (386.1983) Berenice Abbott, New York Harbour, 1938 (389.1983) Berenice Abbott, Trinity Church, From Roof on One Wall Street, Manhattan, (392.1983) Berenice Abbott, From … Continue reading

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Manhattan Police Headquarters was “Bombed”

Air Raid Sirens, Major Records PM, October 8, 1943, p. 13 Our Town in Pictures… Centre St. ‘Bombing’ Air Raid Wardens of the Fifth Precinct were mobilized late yesterday when Police Headquarters and the Press Headquarters Building at Centre Market … Continue reading

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Labor Day Week: Lewhine

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), The superintendent and one of the spinners, Catawba Cotton Mills, Newton, North Carolina. Others smaller still. Ten boys and girls this size and smaller out of a force of 40 employees, December 1908 Child Labor Victory … Continue reading

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Four by Freund: James Joyce in Paris, 1938

Gisele Freund, Joyce is often found here in the famous little bookshop of Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company. Here we see him having a chat with Sylvia Beach, who published [on February 2, 1922] the first edition of Ulysses in … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946

James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000) James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) (More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Aaron … Continue reading

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Revisiting Atget’s Gardens

Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Saint-Cloud, 1922-27 (printed 1922-27) (2009.79.11) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), [The park at Saint-Cloud], 1905-15 (Printed 1919-27) (2008.112.15) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles – Vase par Ballin, 1902 (2012.100.9) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles, Fontaine de Diane (détail), 1901 (Printed 1901-27) … Continue reading

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Bloomsday, 2017

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), James Joyce, 1928 (116.1984) Berenice Abbott, at ICP on November 11, 1981, showing slides and speaking about photographing James Joyce in her studio with natural light, her admiration for and the elegance of James Joyce, about the … Continue reading

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“A Drop in the Bucket of the Principles of Science”

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Parabolic Mirror, 1958 (22.1986) Parabolic mirror is created by group of small mirrors. Light from an object (the eye) is reflected by each mirror to same point (camera). This illustrates, basically, a principle used in mirrors of … Continue reading

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