Author Archives: Christopher George

Looking Up

Weegee (1899-1968), [Woman looking at Mars through telescope, Times Square, New York], ca. 1943 (3074.1993) Carl Mydans (1906-2004), Kremlin, 1959 (267.2005) NASA, [Panorama of the Moon’s Surface with Shadow of Surveyor 1], June 2, 1966 (2014.26.1) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, … Continue reading

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Cats, Animals Help Society, London, by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cat sitting on sign for the Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.495) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Woman with cat outside Animals’ Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.499) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cats, Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.492) Martin Munkacsi … Continue reading

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All Together Now

Neal Slavin, Staten Island Ferry, Liberty Island, NY, (207.1985.a) Neal Slavin, Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ, (207.1985.l) Neal Slavin, New York City Transit Authority, Brooklyn, NY, (207.1985.i) Neal Slavin, International Twins Association, Muncie, Indiana, (207.1985.d) Neal Slavin, Product Managers, AT&T … Continue reading

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Revisiting Atget’s Gardens

Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Saint-Cloud, 1922-27 (printed 1922-27) (2009.79.11) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), [The park at Saint-Cloud], 1905-15 (Printed 1919-27) (2008.112.15) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles – Vase par Ballin, 1902 (2012.100.9) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Versailles, Fontaine de Diane (détail), 1901 (Printed 1901-27) … Continue reading

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A Strikingly Beautiful Downtown Nocturne: Naked City (annotated)

Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the publication of Weegee’s Naked City. The book begins with a bang. The first photo (after a pair of surprising and … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Above and Below Ground

Jim Dow, Main Entrance, Retiro Station, Buenos Aires, 1989 (199.1999.4) Jim Dow, Telegram Office at Railroad Station, San Luis, Argentina, 1989 (119.1999.8) Jim Dow, Platform at Peru Station, Subway Line “A,” Buenos Aires, 1898 (199.1999.9) Jim Dow, Subway Car Interior … Continue reading

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A Century of Photography: 1890

Baumgartner’s Art Studio, (Minna Baumgartner), [Unidentified Man], 1889-90 (1121.1990) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s House, 1890 (482.2000) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon. Memorial theatre built by American gold, 1890 (483.2000) James Walker, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Church where Shakespeare is entombed, 1890 (484.2000) James Walker, … Continue reading

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