Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

A Love Story

Jill Freedman, Tinker Boys, County Kerry, 1973 (9.1988) Jill Freedman, Fiddlers Light, County Donegal, 1974 (50.1988) Jill Freedman, Sailing Homeward, County Galway, 1984 (32.1988) Jill Freedman, Sligo Women, County Sligo, 1974 (7.1988) Jill Freedman,Man with Pipe, County Sligo 1974 (6.1988) Born in 1939 in Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 16, 1944 (14254.1993) PM, April 16, 1944, p. m4 Seventy one years ago tomorrow, April 16, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s Bowery Follies … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 145 years

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870. For 145 years, today,  the museum has lived by its mission statement “to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in … Continue reading

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The American Civil War ended 150 years ago today: April 9, 1865

Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman and Soldier], ca. 1863 (2007.14.1) Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), [Union Army hospital ward], ca. 1864 (81.1999)

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Happy 185th Birthday Anniversary to Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, LeCount Bros. & Mansur’s Stationary Establishment, ca. 1873 (977.2005) Eadweard Muybridge (AKA Edward James Muggeridge), an innovative photographer, was born on April 9th, 1830.

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City. Herman … Continue reading

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Circular Salome

Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15)

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