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The Acropolis of Athens in the Evening (“The most beautiful thing in the world”)

George Hoyningen-Huene, [North western corner with foundation of the Hekatompedon, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (174.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, [North side of Parthenon seen from the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (180.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, … Continue reading

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Overtime… (Or, not even music came out…)

Weegee, Overtime Woman Parker?, ca. 1953 Weegee, [Parking meters], ca. 1953 Weegee, [Parking meters], ca. 1953 The last decommissioned single-space parking meter, in use since 1951, has been removed from Manhattan. Some of the decommissioned meters, now stored below the … Continue reading

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Earth Day, 2020

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Earth Day, 1970 (822.2002) (This poster was made for the first Earth Day, 50 years ago today.) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, 1968 (2016.23.1) Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas … 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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“…She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 1944 (14254.1993) 76 years ago tomorrow, April 16, 1944, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s. The photo and the accompanying words were the … Continue reading

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Happy 150th Birthday Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alan Fisher, [Tapestries exhibited at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York], 1941 (2012.121.32) PM, March 6, 1941, pp. 18-19 (photos by Alan Fisher) PM Photographer Agrees With Moses About Museums… Early this week Park Commissioner Robert Moses said some unpleasant … Continue reading

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Lunch Time!

Walker Evans (1903–1975), Lunchroom Buddies, New York City, 1931 (printed 1974) (50.1981.k) This glass plate negative was made on Second Avenue in Manhattan. Inscription on negative envelope: ‘LUNCHROOM BUDDIES [underlined] // New York about [crossed out] 1933? // Glass neg. … 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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“In just 27 minutes you can be eating SNOW MAN STEW”

Life, [General Omar Nelson Bradley], April 9, 1951, p. 1 (photograph by Arnold Newman, 1918-2006) Life’s Cover When the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley, was asked to wear his old, four-star … Continue reading

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Coffee with Weegee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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