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Looking Back at the Metropolitan Opera

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera House distortion], ca. 1966 (12937.1993) July 16 is the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Founded in 1883, the Opera is now in its 129th season. In the 1940s, Weegee photographed the Metropolitan Opera, resulting in … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from the Summer Heat

The open fire hydrant is a cultural phenomenon that photographers have been capturing for over seventy years.  From Harlem to Hoboken, these iconic images from the ICP collection illustrate the joy of this popular summer pastime. Charles Pratt, Hoboken, 1963 (87.199) Leonard … Continue reading

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The Longest Day of the Year

June 21 is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day the sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. Since the sun is higher in the sky, today receives more sunlight than any other day of the … Continue reading

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