Tag Archives: 1939

World Refugee Day

Robert Capa, [Woman at a concentration camp for Spanish refugees, Argelès-sur-Mer camp, France], March 1939 (1608.1992) Ed Kashi, [Girls in front of their makeshift tent in the Ziveh refugee camp in Iran. The camp was created in the 1970’s to … Continue reading

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Katharine Hepburn (Photos by Munkácsi)

Martin Munkácsi, [Katharine Hepburn, Hartford], 1935 (2007.110.1395) Harper’s Bazaar, February 1935, pp. 38-39 (photo by Martin Munkácsi) Katharine Hepburn takes off from her native Hartford in gray gabardine trousers, gray flannel coat, white wool scarf. She likes this get-up for … Continue reading

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HAPPY Earth Day

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Earth Day, 1970 (822.2002) Wu Yinxian, Two Parrots, 1985 (185.1988) Richard Tepe, Two newly-born white birds facing frontward, ca. 1910 – 1940 (323.2001) Harold Edgerton, Hummingbird (71.1987) Masaaki Miyazawa, [Bird], ca. 1983 (77.1985) David Wartersun, Pelicans, ca. … 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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“the government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.45.48) Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S. New York, April 30th, 1789. The principles figures in the panel are portraits [of] John Adams, Vice President stood on … Continue reading

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“Fêtes de la Nation Française”

Voila, Fêtes de la Nation Française, July 18, 1936 (2007.71.17) Regards, photo by Chim, Henri Barbusse: le 14 Juillet de l’an dernier, July 9, 1936 (2010.51.1) Robert Capa, [Bastille Day parade float featuring the Soviet writer Maxim Gorky, who was … 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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