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Circular Salome

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

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Weegee’s Guide to New York: Weegee was here…

If you, like me, find yourself walking around New York City, wondering: Was Weegee here? Did Weegee make a photograph on this street? Of this building? In this room? Right here? Can we return to the scene of the crime? … Continue reading

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Save the elephants

I celebrated World Wildlife Day, in part, by looking at photos of elephants. (Perhaps not the most productive or proactive way to stop wildlife crime.) I love elephants. Unfortunately most of the elephants in the photos were in captivity, and … Continue reading

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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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