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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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SPRING

Barbara Morgan, Spring on Madison Square, 1938 (532.1986) Voila, “Printemps sur la Hollande,” May 23, 1936 (2007.71.12) Vu, “Le Sacre du Printemps,” March 13, 1929 (2009.52.35)

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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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