Author Archives: Christopher George

This is a Labor Day blog post

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Domestic Workers], ca. 1875 (72.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Masons], ca. 1870 (2010.43.3) Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004) Fred Weese, [Blacksmith], June 20, 1886 (81.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Chemist], ca. 1880 (2010.43.2) If the first Labor Day “was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “From Gansevoort St. Pier, Boys Swimming in Hudson River,” ca. 1948 (549.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Greenwich Ave and Horatio St., NYC,” July 4, 1949 (541.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Tired Little Boy Outside Circus, Madison Square Garden,” 1947-8 … Continue reading

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Nathan Lyons, 1930-2016

Nathan Lyons, from the “Notations in Passing” series, 1962–74 (213.1985)

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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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