Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

USSR in Construction, “Soviet Armenia,” February 1936, (2012.13.30) A Land of Ancient Culture Where Ararat and Alagez Rear Their Summits to the Skies Where Lake Sevan Extends its Waters Where Foaming Streams Roar Down Mountain Chasms Here lives one of … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “There should be suthin deep between us…”

April is the craziest month, photographing Lilacs out in the dead land, archiving Memory and desire, preserving Dull roots with spring rain… If April is National Poetry month and if it’s a Weegee Wednesday, then this must be a post … Continue reading

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Bread – Preparing

USSR in Construction, “The Soviet Food Industry,” August 1938, (2012.13.55) Regards, April 13, 1934 (2011.7.251) This is the third and penultimate post about BREAD. The first and perhaps best bread post is here, the second, and second best, is here. (Yes, … Continue reading

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A Love Story

Jill Freedman, Tinker Boys, County Kerry, 1973 (9.1988) Jill Freedman, Fiddlers Light, County Donegal, 1974 (50.1988) Jill Freedman, Sailing Homeward, County Galway, 1984 (32.1988) Jill Freedman, Sligo Women, County Sligo, 1974 (7.1988) Jill Freedman,Man with Pipe, County Sligo 1974 (6.1988) Born in 1939 in Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 16, 1944 (14254.1993) PM, April 16, 1944, p. m4 Seventy one years ago tomorrow, April 16, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s Bowery Follies … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 145 years

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870. For 145 years, today,  the museum has lived by its mission statement “to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in … Continue reading

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The American Civil War ended 150 years ago today: April 9, 1865

Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman and Soldier], ca. 1863 (2007.14.1) Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), [Union Army hospital ward], ca. 1864 (81.1999)

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