Author Archives: Christopher George

Ritz, Rocco, Skippy and Smokey

Ritz Weegee, “Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze, New York,” February 1, 1944 (1056.1993) Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze … Continue reading

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Photographs

(Faron Young and Carrie) (Marvin Rainwater and Lorraine) (Marvin Rainwater and Pauline) (Patsy Cline) Unidentified Photographer, [Photographs], 1959 (2015.5.1) This album begins with photos from the WWVA (1170 AM, radio station in Wheeling, West Virginia) Jamboree on May 30, 1959. … Continue reading

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Boots, Buddy, Jerry and Dixie Girl

Boots Weegee (1899-1968), “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” December 24, 1942 (15050.1993) Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman Fireman Edward Frank, left, getting oxygen in an ambulance during an Eighth St. fire, was joined by Boots, Engine Co. 14 mascot. The … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day

Marilyn Bridges, Elephants, Zambia (2013.111.15) Every day is a day, and many days are many days. Today, August 12th is World Elephant Day. “On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing: Leon Levinstein in India and Nepal, Photographers and Photographs

Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Outdoor portrait studio, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.49) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Man in front of photographer’s backdrop, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.22) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Street photography], ca. 1978 (158.1999) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Untitled], ca. 1978 (160.1999) Leon Levinstein … Continue reading

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Arthur Lavine

Arthur Lavine (1922-2016), Third Avenue El Demolition, 1955 (431.1986) Part of coverage I did for myself when the 3rd Ave. El was demolished. Photographed from roof of building where I lived. Trucks were sprayed with hoses to keep fires from … Continue reading

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An Album of Family Portraits

Unidentified Photographer, [Album of Family Portraits], ca. 1919 (2009.32.35) Unidentified Photographer, [Album of Family Portraits], ca. 1912 (2009.32.35)

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