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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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“After Death – What?” – Easter by Weegee

Weegee, [Clothing salesman, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York], ca. 1941 (2358.1993) Weegee, “Easter Sunday in Harlem,” April 26, 1943 (2077.1993) “Easter Sunday in Harlem. Easter paraders in Harlem made a fine showing with new suits and dresses. These girls were … Continue reading

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In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant, 1905 (2011.42.5) Printed on verso: Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant. Born in Cardiff, Wales; 22 years of age; weighs 350 lbs.; 7 ft., 8 inches in height. Tallest man on earth. … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: “Death’s Head” or “Then he locks his doors and either paints here where the light is good or he goes below to have fun with his grotesque sculpture.”

Robert Capa (1913-1954), Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris, September 1944 (3314.1992) (Death’s Head, Paris, ca. 1941, Man with a Lamb, Paris, 1943 and possibly Cat, Paris, 1941 in the background.) Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris], September … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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Death in Photography: What Is It to Live?

Pablo Bartholomew, Dead Baby, Bhopal, 1984 (13.1986) Letizia Battaglia, Dead man lying on a garage ramp, 1977 (2007.24.11) Unidentified Photographer, [Body of Che Guevara], October 10, 1967 (2009.17.1) Weegee, [“Ruth Snyder Murder” wax display, Eden Musée, Coney Island, New York], … Continue reading

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“Lunch is Served”… at the museum

Dale Rooks or Ray Platnick, [Lunch at the Museum of Modern Art, New York], August 1942 (2016.19.191) LUNCH IS SERVED: This Summer the Museum started serving lunch in the garden, found it surprisingly popular. Price $1, but as much as … Continue reading

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“Joy of Living”

Just Let Me Look at You, Kenny Baker; Harry Sosnik And His Orchestra; Jerome Kern; Dorothy Fields, 1938. From the RKO-Radio Picture “Joy Of Living”. You are there, exciting and fair While I’m so dull tonight Seems there’s a lull … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cornell Capa (2020)

Cornell Capa (1918-2008), [John F. Kennedy supporters near Merced, California], September 9, 1960 (112.2004) Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy reaching into a crowd of supporters, North Hollywood, California], September 9, 1960 (121.2004) Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy speaking to voters … Continue reading

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Two Slices of “The Full Circle”

Harper’s Bazaar, Number 3000, November 1961, pp. 133-137 (41.2005) Photo of Hiroko Matsumoto by Richard Avedon. On the cover: Cardin’s “Butterfly” dress – a giant chrysanthemum of spiraling petals, centered by a blazing cluster of diamonds cascading the shoulder. This … Continue reading

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