Author Archives: Christopher George

Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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John Morris celebrating 100 year today

Cornell Capa (1918-2008), John G. Morris, 1964 (2011.31.4) Cornell Capa took this portrait of me in front of the huge “contact sheet” that greeted visitors to my Independent Picture Service at 15 West 47th Street, two floors below Magnum. Longevity … Continue reading

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Chess (1950s-1970s)

Chim (David Seymour 1911-1956), [Chess game in the library room, Huleh Valley, Israel], 1951 (691.1986) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1959 (174.1990) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp’s hands, New York City, 1959-60, (157.1990) Carl Mydans, Bobby Fischer, … Continue reading

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Post-Truth… That’s Life

In truth, this post, like so much of life, and perhaps death (a subtle reference to the classic tweet: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”), these days, was … Continue reading

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Angkor, Cambodia, 1925

Vera Talbot, [Travel album], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) This is the first in a series of blog posts that will present a photo album that is chock-full of photos, maps, postcards, passenger lists, and ephemera that document a two year journey from … Continue reading

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International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“Voice from the Swamp”], March 19, 1936 (76.2005) John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“And his doves of peace will ‘immediately’ follow Hitler’s overtures of peace.”], April 5, 1936 (78.2005) John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“The Executioner and Justice””], … Continue reading

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Vote

Vu, “They will vote…” May 8, 1929, (2009.52.43) Unidentified Photographer, [Senator John F. Kennedy giving a campaign speech, Alexandria, Virginia], August 24, 1960 (2013.96.24) ALEXANDRIA, VA., AUG. 24 — CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA — Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Democratic … Continue reading

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