Tag Archives: 1940

Walking to the ferry and freedom

PM, November 14, 1940, p. 18 (Photos by Margaret Bourke-White) Ellis Island Continued: Uncle Sam Services His Timid Guests Well… Ellis Island authorities said food for temporary guests was good. PM’s representatives were hungry. The food was excellent. They were … Continue reading

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“The Last Gateway to Democracy” – Photos by Margaret Bourke-White

PM, November 14, 1940, p. 14 (Photos by Margaret Bourke-White) The Last Gateway to Democracy To the hundreds of aliens who still seek our shores to escape the chaos, persecution and decay of the Old World, the open gates of … Continue reading

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Vote – Life

Matt Herron, “Vote” Marcher, Selma to Montgomery, March 1965 (2008.56.1) Cornell Capa, [Election day at the Democratic Party election-day headquarters, Biltmore Hotel, New York], November 8, 1960 (129.2004) Ken Heyman, [Voting in Virginia], 1958 (2013.107.28) Robert Capa, [Man voting in … Continue reading

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“a home run over the fence”

W. Eugene Smith, [Herman Stegos, age 11, hitting a home run over the fence, New York], ca. 1940 (1565.2005) W. Eugene Smith, “Pap” Lettieri, 10, “Chinky” Leone, 10, Italo Ablondi, 10 and Salvo Visioni, 10, pitching candidates at the top … 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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Books not bombs

Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London] [verso], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) London Landmark After Bombing London—The Roofless, Fire-gutted Library in Holland House, Lord Ilchester’s … Continue reading

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“Weegee Covers Society”

Weegee, [Opening night of the Metropolitan Opera, New York], December 2, 1940 (3056.1993) PM, December 3, 1940, p. 1 The Opera Opened Last Night. Weegee made this picture. He tells how on Page 2. Other pictures, Pages 19-21. PM, December … Continue reading

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