Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

“Joy of Living”

You Couldn’t Be Cuter, by Ruby Newman And His Orchestra; Ray Morton; Jerome Kern; Dorothy Fields, 1938 Weegee, [Police and bystanders with body of Stanley Sandler, a passenger in an automobile that crashed into a Third Avenue El pillar and … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham Centennial

Barbara Morgan, Merce Cunningham – Totem Ancestor, 1942 (545.1986) Totem Ancestor: Choreography: Merce Cunningham; Music: John Cage; Costumes: Charlotte Trowbridge) Arnold Eagle, Merce Cunningham in Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Company, 1944 (552.1987) Appalachian Spring: Choreography: Martha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland; … Continue reading

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“Speaking of Pictures… A New York Free Lance And Curious Passerby Photographs the News”

Life, April 12, 1937, pp. 8-11 Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been stabbed to death, Red Hook, Brooklyn], August 5, 1936 (2212.1993) Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson

Vandamm Studio, Paul Robeson, 1930s (1558.1990) Paul Robeson and His Life Robeson is a college man – a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, with degrees from both institutions. He is athlete – scholar – actor – singer, and outstanding … Continue reading

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“A Mirror of Reality”

Unidentified Photographer, [Backs of Eight Unidentified Women with Long Hair], Image (Sheeting): 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm), Tintype, ca. 1880 (2413.2005) Unidentified photographer, Ida Cushman as “The Giggler”, Alice Cushman as Queen Elizabeth, Julie Hood … Continue reading

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Baseball Players

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Baseball Players], ca. 1875 (84.2004) Tyson & Son, [Two Female Baseball Players], ca. 1918 (2011.17.1) Unidentified Photographer, Henry, 1920s (2010.71.1) Unidentified Photographer, Women’s Baseball Team, ca. 1910 (2011.17.3) Unidentified Photographer, Victoria Plaza, School girl’s pitcher for Passaic … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

Charles E. Stacy, [Opening Day at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn], April 1913 (2012.23.1) To celebrate the opening of Ebbets Field in 1913 there were three openings: an exhibition game against the Yankees (Highlanders) on April 5th, a “special” season opener against … Continue reading

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