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Happiness: Happy Together

Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from open fire hydrant, Upper West Side, New York], ca. 1945 (Portfolio 14) Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, 1945 (14854.1993) Weegee, [Alexander Calder and friends, New York], ca. 1945 (16377.1993) Weegee, Jazz, … 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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“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 1)

Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), [Untitled], ca. 1957 (5760.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), “The World, All Out of Shape,” ca. 1957 (5779.1993) Written on a piece of paper attached to the verso are alternate titles: “1. The world isn’t … Continue reading

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MEOW! Artists and Their Cats… (part 2)

Michel Auer, Jane Evelyn Atwood, 1983 (336.1988) Barbara Morgan (1900-1992), Berenice Abbott [1898-1991] with Cat, 1942 (543.1986) Unidentified Photographer, [Weegee, 1899-1968, and kitten], ca. 1958 (22649.1993) Nearly five years ago (about 36 years if you were a dog) I (put … Continue reading

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City. Herman … Continue reading

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Simian shutterbugs

Vu, (The Monkey and the Magic Box), photograph by André Kertész, November 13, 1929 (2007.84.8) With all the hoopla surrounding monkey selfies, let’s not forget that long before “a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)” borrowed David Slater’s camera in … Continue reading

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Making a Funny Face

Jill Freedman, Goofy Kids, Dublin, 1984 (33.1988) Weegee, [Women with children making silly faces],  ca. 1950 (2139.1993) Hans-Jurgen Burkard, Ulon Uda, Siberia, 1989 (137.2003) Studies have shown that smiling can make you feel happier and less stressed. Try it!

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Children’s Games

Melissa Ann Pinney, Chalk Games, Evanston, 2001 (2012.77.4) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Melissa Ann Pinney, Team Evanston, 2006 (T.L.2011.75) Gillian Laub, Noam in her yard with some neighbors, Tel Aviv, 2002 (2009.75.1) Weegee, [Women with children making silly … Continue reading

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