Author Archives: Christopher George

“Surf Rocker” and “A Serious Case of Gold Fever” in Nome, Alaska: Photographs by E.A. Hegg

Eric A. Hegg (1867–1947), “A Serious Case of Gold Fever, Nome Beach, Alaska,” ca. 1900 Eric A. Hegg (1867–1947), “Rocking on Nome Beach, Alaska,” ca. 1900 Eric A. Hegg (1867–1947), “Surf Rocker, Nome Beach, Alaska,” ca. 1900 Eric A. Hegg … Continue reading

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Vera Talbot: Yokohama after the earthquake

Vera Talbot, [Travel Album through Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Europe by Vera Talbot], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) Around noon on September 1, 1923 a massive earthquake, the Great Kanto Earthquake, perhaps the worst natural disaster in Japan, killed over 145,000 … Continue reading

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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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Water is Life: Life is Water

Hidekazu Iwase, Last Light, 1989 (42.1994) Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko,Tochigi, August 1979 (12.1994) Aleksandras Macijauskas, Beginning, 1984 (1144.1986) Brett Weston (1911-1993), Trees, Water, Reflection, ca. 1965 (2012.119.51) Brett Weston (1911-1993), Rock and Water Reflection, High Sierra, ca. 1960 (2012.119.66) Wu Yinxian … Continue reading

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Complicit

“My Sister and I,” by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra; Helen Forrest; Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, 1941, from archive.org. Weegee (1899-1968), “Arrest didn’t dampen the spirits of Lillian and Pauline, 16 and 18, when they posed for this … Continue reading

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“On that great action, lighted in by dawn’s red ember, with flowers and singing, entered the Twelfth of December.”

USSR in Construction. The XXIst year of the Great Socialist Revolution. 4. April 1938 Here are people who in the majority of capitalist countries are disenfranchised- Women… Young people of eighteen… Members of the armed forces… In the USSR they … Continue reading

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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) This Is How Some New Yorkers Reacted to War News From time immemorial, … Continue reading

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