Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

“Freedom from Fear”

Weegee, [Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and son looking through window shattered by rock-throwing hoodlums, Harlem, New York], October 17, 1943 (20109.1993) This tragic picture is a symbol of that evil thing, race hatred. Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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“Loaded with pumpernickel…”

Pumpernickel: Serge Chaloff Sextette; S. Chaloff; Serge Chaloff; Red Rodney; Earl Swope; George Walington; Curley Russell; Tiny Kahn; March 5, 1947 PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24 Didn’t Sight Pole; Smacked Same A precious rubber tire was about all that … Continue reading

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Manhattan Police Headquarters was “Bombed”

Air Raid Sirens, Major Records PM, October 8, 1943, p. 13 Our Town in Pictures… Centre St. ‘Bombing’ Air Raid Wardens of the Fifth Precinct were mobilized late yesterday when Police Headquarters and the Press Headquarters Building at Centre Market … Continue reading

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“The Curious Ones”

The Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side); by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, December 28, 1940 Weegee, [People watching scoreboard of World Series at Yankee Stadium in upper window of Sachs … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi, photographs by Margaret Bourke-White: “To believe in non-violence and truth”

Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family, 1946 (1909.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family. (verso), 1946 … Continue reading

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Eugene Richards in the Archive

Eugene Richards, Broken Windshield on Dorchester Street, Dorchester, MA, 1977 (921.2000) Eugene Richards, ICP, October 27, 1982. Eugene Richards, Puerto Rican Bride, Dorchester, MA, 1976 (3412.1992) Eugene Richards, ICP, October 27, 1982. Eugene Richards, U.S. adviser at naval base, La … Continue reading

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