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66 Years Ago Today: “…for you darling, your picture.”

Mike Disfamer (1884-1959), Elma Lee, February 26, 1949 (2014.61.1) “This was made Feb. 26, 1949. Little Darling Elma Lee was 5 months and 23 days old. God bless our little baby girl. This I pray will be kept for her … Continue reading

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113th birthday of Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Sierra Club Commissary, 1929 (305.1991) A shy and gifted child with a love for the outdoor, Ansel Adams became a member of the enivronmental organization Sierra Club when he was only 14. Very early in his career Adams published his … Continue reading

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Washington Day

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.48.45) The third Monday of the month of February was first known as Washington Day, in celebration of the first president of the United States. Today this day is widely … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Mathew Brady (1822-1896), [Abraham Lincoln], May 16, 1861, (2009.15.1) Thomas McAvoy (1905-1966), [Marian Anderson and her mother on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after her Easter concert, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939, (1083.2005) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Lincoln Memorial, Washington, … Continue reading

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“That’s Magic! Too”

SPOILER ALERT! The secret of this exciting and enchanting illusion will be revealed below… Martin Munkácsi (1896–1963), [Demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.299) This is where we last left off in this macabre and magical series of glass plate negatives … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Jean Dubuffet’s “Volcanic Eruptions” in New York City

Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet in 1952 on a working visit to New York City, 1952 (138.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (150.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (145.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York … Continue reading

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It’s moving day…

Unidentified Photographer, Evacuation of the Louvre Art Treasury – The “Raft of the Medusa” of Gericault evacuated from the Louvre in a truck that usually carries stage scenery, 1939 (1444.2005) Weegee (1899-1968), [Gallo, 15 Downing St., New York]. ca. 1956 … Continue reading

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