Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

Paul Caponigro

Paul Caponigro, Tree & Clouds, Rochester, NY., 1958 (66.2001.3) Paul Caponigro was born in Boston in 1932. He studied photography at the California School of Fine Art after which he taught part-time photography at Boston University. Caponigro was twice  awarded the renowned Guggenheim Fellowship. His … Continue reading

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Chess (1950s-1970s)

Chim (David Seymour 1911-1956), [Chess game in the library room, Huleh Valley, Israel], 1951 (691.1986) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1959 (174.1990) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp’s hands, New York City, 1959-60, (157.1990) Carl Mydans, Bobby Fischer, … Continue reading

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Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Weegee, [Cop and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade clown hand, New York], 1945 (14754.1993) Weegee, Clown filled with helium gas for annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York], 1945 (3077.1993) Tomorrow at 9 AM starts Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade. Similar to this year, the … Continue reading

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Post-Truth… That’s Life

In truth, this post, like so much of life, and perhaps death (a subtle reference to the classic tweet: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”), these days, was … Continue reading

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Angkor, Cambodia, 1925

Vera Talbot, [Travel album], 1924-26 (2009.32.68) This is the first in a series of blog posts that will present a photo album that is chock-full of photos, maps, postcards, passenger lists, and ephemera that document a two year journey from … Continue reading

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International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“Voice from the Swamp”], March 19, 1936 (76.2005) John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“And his doves of peace will ‘immediately’ follow Hitler’s overtures of peace.”], April 5, 1936 (78.2005) John Heartfield (1891-1968), AIZ, [“The Executioner and Justice””], … Continue reading

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Vote

Vu, “They will vote…” May 8, 1929, (2009.52.43) Unidentified Photographer, [Senator John F. Kennedy giving a campaign speech, Alexandria, Virginia], August 24, 1960 (2013.96.24) ALEXANDRIA, VA., AUG. 24 — CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA — Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Democratic … Continue reading

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