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For the birds

Richard Tepe (1873-1952), Two young brown chicks in their nest, ca. 1910-40 (323.2001) Richard Tepe (1873-1952), Female aquatic warbler in her nest with young, June 25, 1935 (305.2001) Richard Tepe (1873-1952), A bullfinch with its young at the nest in … Continue reading

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For the birds…

Unidentified Photographer, [Taxidermied birds on branches], ca. 1880 A. Radclyffe Dugmore, A Study in Natural History, 1903

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“A Gentleman of Venice”

A Gentleman of Venice There are a thousand pigeons on the Piazza San Marco. One is called Arturo. “I was introduced to Arturo,” says cameraman DAVID SEYMOUR, “by a white-haired woman who sells corn for the pigeons. She was telling … Continue reading

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HAPPY Earth Day

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Earth Day, 1970 (822.2002) Wu Yinxian, Two Parrots, 1985 (185.1988) Richard Tepe, Two newly-born white birds facing frontward, ca. 1910 – 1940 (323.2001) Harold Edgerton, Hummingbird (71.1987) Masaaki Miyazawa, [Bird], ca. 1983 (77.1985) David Wartersun, Pelicans, ca. … 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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(hearts)

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Standing with an Umbrella], ca. 1920 (DA.1B16.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1940s (1251.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1930 (1239.1990) Weegee, [Heartbreak Pillow], ca. 1945 (17950.1993) André Kertész, [Birds, heart, New York], 1978 (142.1981) Rembrandt … Continue reading

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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … 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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Looking back at Fansinaflashbulb

The most popular (the post with the most views and made any time in the last eight years) Fansinaflashbulb post in 2016, as it has been for the past seven years, was “Stills from Zapruder film of JFK Assassination.” (It … Continue reading

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Matt Black is the 2015 Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant

Matt Black, USA, Tulare, California, Birds, 2014 (2015.38.3) Tulare, CA. The population is 59,278 and 21.4% live below the poverty level. Matt Black, USA, York, Pennslyvania, Rainstorm, 2015 (2015.38.8) York, PA. The population is 43,718 and 37.1% live below the … Continue reading

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