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Weegee Wednesday triptych: Due to Increase in Murders The Photo League Presents 2nd Edition “Murder is My Business” by Weegee

On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories… Three for 09/09, Part 2: “Due to Increase in Murders The Photo League Presents 2nd … Continue reading

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MoMA: Past, Present, and Future

The Museum of Modern Art has had different stages of development, each characterized by an expansion. In 1939, after having already moved three times in ten years, the museum found its permanent location on West 53rd Street, where it remains … 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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Happy Birthday Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), [A Parisienne scans a poster outside Communist Headquarters in the Paris 14th arrondissement], 1945 (1415.2005) Introduction. Robert Doisneau spoke at ICP on April 23, 1981, this is before the start of slide show. Speaking of pictures… Robert … 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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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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Where in the world is the “Naked City”?

Since 2020 is a census year (have you filled out your census yet? If not you can do it here: my2020census.gov) and coincidentally this is the year that Weegee’s magnum opus Naked City was republished (by Damiani and ICP), many, … 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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Tintypes for Coloring (Not Socially Distancing)

Unidentified Photographer, [Four Unidentified Men in Frames], ca. 1875 (2008.81.8) A PDF of the [Four Unidentified Men in Frames] is here. Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Women and Two Men with Tennis Rackets], 1880 (2008.81.4) A PDF of the [Two Unidentified … Continue reading

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