Author Archives: Christopher George

Weegee Wednesday: Dancing is Free at a Summer Barn Dance in Central Park

Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (644.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (14854.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (645.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (649.1993) … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Everybody’s Happy!

Weegee, Tuesday Morning, Times Square, August 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee photographed the celebrations that marked the end of the Second World War 70 years ago this week. On Friday, August 10, 1945 (a few days after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day

Marilyn Bridges, Elephants, Zambia (2013.111.15) Yes, every day is a day, (and many days are many days). For example, there’s Croissant Day and Fun at Work Day (?) (January 30), Darwin Day (February 12), Imaging Technician’s Day (February 30), Pinhole Photography … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee and Louis

Weegee (1899-1968), [Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars: Billy Kyle, Trummy Young, Louis Armstrong, Barrett Deems, Barney Bigard], ca. 1953-1955 (9440.1993) Weegee, [Trummy Young and Louis Armstrong], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Louis Armstrong and Arvell Shaw], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Trummy Young, Louis … Continue reading

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Female Fotographer Fridays: Gerda Taro – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Unidentified Photographer, Gerda Taro, Guadalajara Front, July 1937 Gerta Pohorylle, aka Gerda Taro, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on August 1, 1910. After attending the Königin-Charlotte Realschule in Stuttgart, the Internat Villa Florissant in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Höhere Handelsschule (Business … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Keeping Cool and Wet in the Summer, Day and Night, During the Hottest Days of the Year, Early 1940s, New York City

Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Upper West Side. New York], ca. 1945 (Weegee Portfolio 14) Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Lower East Side, New York], 1942 (880.1993) Weegee, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp: “There are too many artists. When there are so many artists, all possible, all good, then nothing is good “

Hans Richter (1888-1976), Dreams That Money Can Buy, 1947 (2009.18.2) Marcel Duchamp. French painter, Cubist, Dadaist, artist and antiartist. Born Blainville, France, 1887 preoccupied with the esthetics of machinery. First ‘ready made’ objects, 1914. Great composition in painted glass ‘Bride … Continue reading

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