Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

The Children of Raquira

Alirio Casas, A drunk friend sleeping, 1982-1983 (3810.1992) Libia Murcia Esperanza, My parents on Good Friday, 1982-1983 (3803.1992) Carlos Torres, Procession of the Saints, 1982-1983 (3808.1992) Alirio Casas, A drunk friend sleeping, 1982-1983 (3810.1992) Dalida Reyes, My first Communion dress … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Paris is beautiful”

Weegee, [Post card from Weegee in Paris to Wilma Wilcox, in New York City], May 28, 1960, (2009.70.75) Hi Dear… Paris is BEAUTIFULL DID A BIG JOB FOR T.W.A. They are very HAPPY. When do you want to come over? … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark, 1940 – 2015

Mary Ellen Mark, Tunice, Mississippi, 1991 (456.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Roy Cohn, 1986 (457.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Las Vegas, 1991 (459.1993) Michel Auer, Mary Ellen Mark, November 14, 1983 (361.1988) Mary Ellen Mark passed away yesterday, May 25, 2015. She was 75.

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Weegee Wednesday: “17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop”

Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop, New York], May 20, 1943, (2325.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop, New York], May 20, 1943, (13984.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “There was dancing in the streets”

Weegee, [It’s V-E Day!], May 1945, (15607.1993) Weegee, [There was dancing in the streets of New York], May 1945, (15685.1993) There was Dancing in the Streets New York — Unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht, although still unofficial, was cue for … Continue reading

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60 years ago today the Third Avenue El closed in Manhattan

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992), Third Avenue El; Chatham Square Station, New York, ca. 1940, (461.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; 34th Street Station, New York, 1943, (479.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; Looking Up from 27th Street, New York, ca. 1938, … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Wondering if that elusive fame I was after was worth while…”

Weegee (1899-1968), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), “a great photographer,” in the office of his gallery, 1944 (Portfolio 26) 71 years ago tomorrow PM published Weegee’s story of his encounter with Alfred Stieglitz with words by Weegee and a fraction of the … Continue reading

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