Tag Archives: 1935

“A witch is talking to you”

Voila, [A witch is talking to you.], March 30, 1935 (2007.71.25) Voila, [A witch is talking to you.], March 9, 1935 (2007.71.22) Voila, [A witch is talking to you.] March 23, 1935 (2007.71.24) Unidentified photographer, [Three costumed performers], ca. 1875 … Continue reading

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Record Players

Martin Munkacsi, [Portable record player], 1930s (2007.110.2650) USSR in Construction, July 1935 (2012.13.24) A portable gramophone manufactured by the Leningrad factory. The gramophone industry that came to us after the October revolution was a handicraft industry, in a semi-ruined condition. … Continue reading

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Ilse Bing: “It’s better.”

Ilse Bing, Three Men on Steps near the Seine, 1931 (16.1991) Ilse Bing, Danseuses à l’école Laban, 1929 (29.1991) Ilse Bing, The Honorable Daisy Fellowes, Gloves by Dent in London for Harper’s Bazaar, 1933 (17.1991) Ilse Bing, [Two shoes and … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott: “Photographing New York is just the greatest thing in this world” and “Seeing the Now”

Berenice Abbott, City Arabesque, from roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, June 9, 1938 (680.1984) Berenice Abbott, Murray Hill Hotel, Spiral, 112 Park Avenue, November 19, 1935 (253.1985) Berenice Abbott showing slides and speaking at ICP, on November 5, 1979, … Continue reading

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“Clumsy boxes with huge horns under the name ‘Singing Cupid.'”

Before the revolution, strictly speaking, the bicycle had no significance for practical purposes. It existed entirely as an amusement but not as a means of travel. The frightful roads, the cobblestone streets of the towns, simply made the bicycle into … Continue reading

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The prophecy of the stars

Walker Evans, [“The Grand Man” Astrologer’s Sign, Georgia?], 1934-35 (31.2002) Vu, December 27, 1933 (2009.61.61) Vu, January 2, 1935 (2011.7.97) Vu, April 11, 1934 (2009.61.73) Vu, December 26, 1934 (2009.61.94) More about astrology and horoscopes can be read in many, … Continue reading

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Six Skulls (for Halloween)

Andreas Feininger, Ritual Skull, 1969, (841.1976) Vu, June 29, 1932 (2009.61.20) (One cover photo by André Kertész.) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) (Photo by Martin Munkacsi.) Danny Lyon, Mark di Suvero with the skull “Yorick” in his 195 Front Street … Continue reading

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