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Charlie Chaplin Intime

Voila, May Reeves, “Charlie Chaplin Intime,” May 12, 1934 (2007.71.68) p. 1 Voila, May Reeves, “Charlie Chaplin Intime,” May 12, 1934 (2007.71.68) pp. 8-9 Voila, May Reeves, “Charlie Chaplin Intime,” May 19, 1934 (2007.71.69) pp. 10-11 Voila, May Reeves, “Charlie … 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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Spring Autochromes Coloring Pages

Unidentified photographer, [Flowers and flowers], ca. 1907 A PDF of the image can be found here. Unidentified photographer, [Flowers in a vase], ca. 1907 A PDF of the image can be found here. Unidentified photographer, [Flowers], ca. 1907 A PDF … Continue reading

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A Time Travelling Magical Megalethoscope View of the Palace of Versailles

Carlo Ponti (1823-1893) (attributed), Palais et place d’armes, Versailles, 1870s (2012.69.2) (Albumen print, Megalethoscope slide) The Megalethoscope was patented in in the early 1860s by the Swiss born optician and photographer Carlo Ponti (1823-1893). Ponti spent the last forty years … Continue reading

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“Gonna Find Me a Bluebird”

Unidentified photographer, [Photo album of musicians and fans], 1959, (2015.5.1) Gonna Find Me a Bluebird, Marvin Rainwater, 1957. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird by Marvin Rainwater Gonna find me a bluebird Let him sing me a song ‘Cause my heart’s … Continue reading

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Stay At Home (Don’t Do This)

Weegee (1899-1968), [Afternoon crowd at Coney Island, Brooklyn], July 21, 1940, (Weegee Portfolio 4) PM, July 22, 1940, pp 16-17 Yesterday at Coney Island… Temperature 89… They Came Early, Stayed Late Cameraman Reports On Lost Kids, Parking Troubles Weegee, whose … Continue reading

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Spring Autochromes

Unidentified photographer, [Flowers], ca. 1907 Unidentified photographer, [Flowers], ca. 1907 Unidentified photographer, [Flowers and flowers], ca. 1907 Unidentified photographer, [Flowers], ca. 1907 Unidentified photographer, [Flowers], ca. 1907 Now it’s spring… Celebrating the start of spring with several autochromes, approximately 3 … Continue reading

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Ruth Bernhard: “How I became a photographer…”

Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006), Doorknob, 1970 (367.1982) Ruth Bernhard at ICP, September 27, 1979. Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006), Apple tree, 1970 (366.1982) Ruth Bernhard at ICP, September 27, 1979. Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006), Burnt tree, 1948 (760.1984) Ruth Bernhard at ICP, October 17, … Continue reading

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Letizia Battaglia: Documenting the effects of the Mafia on Sicilian society

Letizia Battaglia, Young girl with soccer ball in La Cala neighborhood where drugs are sold, Palermo, Sicily, 1980 (2007.24.9) Letizia Battaglia, Traditional rituals used during the trials of the Beati Paoli, like wearing a hood over one’s head so as … Continue reading

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