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Rembrandt, [Unidentified women in a question mark], ca. 1915 (2006.62.1) I (heart) this photo (of possible punctuated paramours). The Rembrandt photography studio that made this unquestionably lovely photo was located at 314 N. Main St, Decatur, Illinois.

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“This is Sammy…”

Weegee (1899-1968), This is Sammy of Sammy’s on the Bowery, ca. 1945 (14308.1993) Sammy greets all his patrons at the door. I noticed he frisked some of the Bowery ones. He told me that they were the “bottle” babies and … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Carrying a laughing musician and her violin, a cute puppy named Ritz, and two very small kittens. Lantern Slides 13, 14 and 15.

Weegee, [Firefighters carrying a musician and her violin to safety during a fire, New York], January 28, 1943 [Weegee Portfolio 16], Lantern Slide 13 Weegee, Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm … Continue reading

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“Me?”

Handwritten notes on: Supervue Map and Guide Co., New York Souvenir Album – Camera Masterpieces, The Golden Guide To The Metropolis, 1937 (2009.34.10) The handwritten notes add a delightful narrative and personality to this beautiful publication: “Me” on “Fifth Avenue … Continue reading

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Anonymous Autochromes

Unidentified Photographer, [Marzipan], ca. 1911 Unidentified Photographer, [Fruit stand], ca. 1911 (This new series, #Fansinaflashbulb’s #FavoriteThingsFriday, of blog posts will present photos and things that we love and are seldom seen, perhaps unique, beautiful and/or thought-provoking. It’s Fansinaflashbulb as a … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “Drunks Arrested on Bowery”

Weegee, Drunks arrested on the Bowery, 1943-45 (2395.1993) Across the street from Elizabeth Tailor, and slightly below Canal, the American Jobbing Co. Inc. once occupied 23 Elizabeth St. (Now there is an awning for and perhaps an entrance to “New … Continue reading

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Soviet Armenia

USSR in Construction, photo by Kislov (Soyuzphoto), February 1936, No. 2, (2012.13.30) Comrade Stalin and Elena Abramyan, a worker at the Leninakan [Gyumri] Textile mill. (At the reception of the delegation of the toilers of Soviet Armenia in the Kremlin.) … Continue reading

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