Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

Robert Capa (1913-1954)

Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Jim Howell and son, Stillman’s Gym, New York], 1937 (534.1992) Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Cal Holmes and Johnny Whiters, Stilman’s Gym, New York], 1937 (566.1992) Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Stillman’s Gym, New York], 1937 (541.1992) Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Eddie … Continue reading

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Dizzy Gillespie Centennial

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, “Complete Jazz at Massey Hall,” May 15, 1953, from archive.org Don Perdue, “Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie,” June 1987 (264.1988) Don Perdue’s wonderful portrait of Gillespie is from the “25 From Thirteen” portfolio. The portfolio … Continue reading

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“See ‘House On Haunted Hill’ with Emergo!”

“See the FIRST picture ever shown with The Amazing New EMERGO! The GHOST Emerges Right Off the Screen And Actually Soars Into the Audience…” Weegee (1899-1968), [Audience watching “House on Haunted Hill”], 1959 (7471.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Skeleton hanging from movie … Continue reading

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Weegee on the Lower East Side: Delancey Street Sandwiched Between Essex and Norfolk Streets

Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter, New York], March 22, 1943 (2450.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at a dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter], March … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Alfred Gescheidt, City Cat, New York, 1951 (365.1984) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) Weegee, [Three-Eyed Cat], ca. 1958 (5679.1993)

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Gran Fury

Gran Fury, Read My Lips (girls), 1988 (1137.2000) This postcard, produced for a nine-day nationwide protest in May 1988, was one of Gran Fury’s earliest designs. The nationally-based AIDS Coalition to Network, Organize, and Win called for the demonstrations, but … Continue reading

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Scenes of life

Alex Majoli, Scene #6404, Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2001 (2017.22.1) Alex Majoli, Scene #8040, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Police, June 17, 2014 (2017.22.2) At the age of fifteen, Alex Majoli joined the F45 photo agency in Ravenna, Italy, and he graduated from the … Continue reading

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