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Six Snow People

VU, December 5, 1934 (2009.61.93) Unidentified Photographer, [20-Foot Snow Sculpture of Amelia Earhart], February 28, 1938 (2007.9.2) Unidentified Photographer, 20-Foot Snow Sculpture of Amelia Earhart, February 1938 (2006.18.4) Robert Capa, [Betty and John Marsh watching ice skating show during the … Continue reading

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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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“On that great action, lighted in by dawn’s red ember, with flowers and singing, entered the Twelfth of December.”

USSR in Construction. The XXIst year of the Great Socialist Revolution. 4. April 1938 Here are people who in the majority of capitalist countries are disenfranchised- Women… Young people of eighteen… Members of the armed forces… In the USSR they … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946

James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000) James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) (More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Aaron … Continue reading

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“A wishful dream about Thanksgiving, turkey, etc.” – Happy Thanksgiving, 2017

Aaron Siskind, Harlem Peace Meals, ca. 1937 (93.1981) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 (2007.110.55) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Lee Sievan, Turkey Dinner 40¢, 1940s (7.1990) Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the … Continue reading

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