Author Archives: Christopher George

“Happy National Mushroom Day!”

Michael Somoroff, Vegetable Series, 1980 (4.1980) Patrick Nagatani, Simulation/Simulation, the Trestle, Nuclear Effects (Electromagnetic Pulses) Simulation Facility, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirkland A.F.B, Albuquerque, New Mexico, from the “Nuclear Enchantment” series, 1990 (2243.2005) To quote the The Mushroom Council: “Happy … Continue reading

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Geronimo, Apache Chief and Medicine Man

Collins Studio, Geronimo, Apache Chief and Medicine Man, Lawton, OK, 1903 (181.2003) Collins Studio, Geronimo, Apache Chief and Medicine Man, Lawton, OK [verso], 1903 (181.2003) An Apache leader, Geronimo (1829–1909) was legendary for his courage and determination in resisting white … Continue reading

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Art Blakey Centenial

Art Blakey, Nothing But the Soul, (A drum improvisation), 1954. Herman Leonard, Art Blakey, Paris, 1958 (2008.3.13) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Art Blakey (1919-1990), one of the greatest and most influential drummers and bandleaders, was born in Pittsburgh on … Continue reading

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Jill Freedman

Jill Freedman, Chester, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.k) Jill Freedman at ICP, October 5, 1978. Jill Freedman Hands Like Shawls, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.h) Jill Freedman at ICP, October 5, 1978. Jill Freedman, … Continue reading

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“Brooklyn School Children See Gambler Murdered in Street”

Weegee, Their First Murder, October 8, 1941 (13.1997) A few days after Weegee’s photo of oblivious New York squirrels hoarding acorns in Battery Park was published in PM and a few days after the record-breaking heat in the beginning of October … Continue reading

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“This squirrel is perfectly oblivious…”

Weegee, Hoarding for Winter, October 5, 1941 (14899.1993) Weegee, Hoarding for Winter [verso], October 5, 1941 (14899.1993) PM, October 6, 1941, p. 14 Hoarding for Winter on one of the hottest days of the year, this squirrel is perfectly oblivious … Continue reading

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Jessye Norman (1945-2019)

David Seidner, Jessye Norman, ca. 1995 (2007.65.5) Yousuf Karsh, Jessye Norman, April 4, 1990 (1992.1330)

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