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“Pouring the Heat”

Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.], 1938 (1738.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, [Heavily tattooed chest and arms of workman at the Bethlehem Ship Building Co.] [verso], 1938 (1738.2005) Baltimore dry dock plant of … Continue reading

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“The Statue of Liberty: A Guiding Light in a Dark World”

Picture Post, The United States: The Statue of Liberty: A guiding light in a dark world, 1940 (2007.80.2) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified group with Statue of Liberty], ca. 1886 (2008.81.13) Andreas Feininger, [Statue of Liberty at night], January 1943 (2011.78.10) Berenice … 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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“There’s Spring in the Air…”

Charles Hoff, [Brooklyn Dodgers Training Camp, Bear Mountain, New York], 1945 (2013.6.15) Dodgers in training at Bear Mountain. Under direction of the coach “Chuck” Dressen the Brooklyn Dodgers undergo their first outdoor calisthenic drill at Bear Mountain. Text typed on … Continue reading

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Four by Freund: James Joyce in Paris, 1938

Gisele Freund, Joyce is often found here in the famous little bookshop of Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company. Here we see him having a chat with Sylvia Beach, who published [on February 2, 1922] the first edition of Ulysses in … Continue reading

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The Acropolis of Athens in the Evening (“The most beautiful thing in the world”)

George Hoyningen-Huene, [North western corner with foundation of the Hekatompedon, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (174.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, [North side of Parthenon seen from the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens], 1938 (180.1980) (Film: Negative, Kodak Panatomic, 6×6) George Hoyningen-Huene, … Continue reading

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Central Park is for People and Plants and Animals (not cars)

Martin Munkacsi, [Woman and two children with kite, Central Park], 1937 (2007.110.1908) Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden, Central Park, 1938 (73.1982) Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1945 (644.1993) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1973 (28.1992) Tod … Continue reading

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