Author Archives: Christopher George

Dizzy Gillespie Centennial

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, “Complete Jazz at Massey Hall,” May 15, 1953, from archive.org Don Perdue, “Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie,” June 1987 (264.1988) Don Perdue’s wonderful portrait of Gillespie is from the “25 From Thirteen” portfolio. The portfolio … Continue reading

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“See ‘House On Haunted Hill’ with Emergo!”

“See the FIRST picture ever shown with The Amazing New EMERGO! The GHOST Emerges Right Off the Screen And Actually Soars Into the Audience…” Weegee (1899-1968), [Audience watching “House on Haunted Hill”], 1959 (7471.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Skeleton hanging from movie … Continue reading

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Weegee on the Lower East Side: Delancey Street Sandwiched Between Essex and Norfolk Streets

Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter, New York], March 22, 1943 (2450.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at a dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter], March … Continue reading

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Gran Fury

Gran Fury, Read My Lips (girls), 1988 (1137.2000) This postcard, produced for a nine-day nationwide protest in May 1988, was one of Gran Fury’s earliest designs. The nationally-based AIDS Coalition to Network, Organize, and Win called for the demonstrations, but … Continue reading

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Once Upon a White Night the Awakening Sounds of Insight, a Hydrostatic Symphony and the Spirits of Reincarnation

Masaaki Miyazawa, Once Upon a White Night, September 15, 1981 (73.1985) Masaaki Miyazawa, Awakening Sounds of Insight, May 11, 1984 (83.1985) Masaaki Miyazawa, Incompatable Lovers, November 11, 1982 (85.1985) Masaaki Miyazawa, Spirits of Reincarnation, November 4, 1983 (70.1985) Masaaki Miyazawa, … Continue reading

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Pete Turner (1934-2017)

Pete Turner (1934-2017), Cheetah, 1970 (114.1987) Pete Turner (1934-2017), Tree Shadow, Zimbabwe, 1959 (121.1987) Pete Turner (1934-2017), Shape of Things to Come, 1969 (124.1987) Pete Turner (1934-2017), New Dawn, Heimaey, Iceland, 1973 (119.1987) Born in Albany, New York, in 1934, … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi

Münchner Illustrierte Presse, May 18, 1930, (2007.87.56) Vu, March 11, 1931, (2011.7.30) Vu, “Towards Peace,” September 16, 1931 (2011.7.53) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family. It is … Continue reading

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