Author Archives: Chris George

Circular Salome

Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15)

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Weegee’s Guide to New York: Weegee was here…

If you, like me, find yourself walking around New York City, wondering: Was Weegee here? Did Weegee make a photograph on this street? Of this building? In this room? Right here? Can we return to the scene of the crime? … Continue reading

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Save the elephants

I celebrated World Wildlife Day, in part, by looking at photos of elephants. (Perhaps not the most productive or proactive way to stop wildlife crime.) I love elephants. Unfortunately most of the elephants in the photos were in captivity, and … Continue reading

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66 Years Ago Today: “…for you darling, your picture.”

Mike Disfamer (1884-1959), Elma Lee, February 26, 1949 (2014.61.1) “This was made Feb. 26, 1949. Little Darling Elma Lee was 5 months and 23 days old. God bless our little baby girl. This I pray will be kept for her … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Mathew Brady (1822-1896), [Abraham Lincoln], May 16, 1861, (2009.15.1) Thomas McAvoy (1905-1966), [Marian Anderson and her mother on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after her Easter concert, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939, (1083.2005) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Lincoln Memorial, Washington, … Continue reading

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“That’s Magic! Too”

SPOILER ALERT! The secret of this exciting and enchanting illusion will be revealed below… Martin Munkácsi (1896–1963), [Demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.299) This is where we last left off in this macabre and magical series of glass plate negatives … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Jean Dubuffet’s “Volcanic Eruptions” in New York City

Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet in 1952 on a working visit to New York City, 1952 (138.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (150.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (145.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York … Continue reading

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