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“The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading”

Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2) 1940: In Asia… Japanese soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of East Asia. Japanese troops advance to the Continent across the sea. Are they “Aggressors of Asia?” … Continue reading

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“As the train came into the station it began lurching from side to side. Then it stopped. Lights went out.”

On Sunday, April 26th, 1942, Louis Viebuchen, a 48 year old resident of Newark, New Jersey, arrived at work in the late afternoon. Viebuchen was a motorman on the Hudson and Manhattan railroad, with over twenty years of experience. At … Continue reading

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“Joy of Living”

You Couldn’t Be Cuter, by Ruby Newman And His Orchestra; Ray Morton; Jerome Kern; Dorothy Fields, 1938 Weegee, [Police and bystanders with body of Stanley Sandler, a passenger in an automobile that crashed into a Third Avenue El pillar and … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham Centennial

Barbara Morgan, Merce Cunningham – Totem Ancestor, 1942 (545.1986) Totem Ancestor: Choreography: Merce Cunningham; Music: John Cage; Costumes: Charlotte Trowbridge) Arnold Eagle, Merce Cunningham in Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Company, 1944 (552.1987) Appalachian Spring: Choreography: Martha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland; … Continue reading

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Front (“The Guardian of Asia”)

Front, (1-2), 1942, 16 5/8 x 11 11/16 in. (42.2 x 29.7 cm.), Photo-Gravure, (2006.6.1) … ni en la calidad insuperable de cada aeroplane y cada buque… … nor in the unsurpassed quality of each airplane and each ship… … … Continue reading

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“A ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night”

Weegee, [Opening night, Metropolitan Opera, New York], November 23, 1942 (235.1984) PM, November 28, 1942, p. 14 Weegee Brings Back a ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night Weegee, the photographer who lives next door to Police Headquarters and who specializes … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham

Barbara Morgan, Merce Cunningham – Totem Ancestor, 1942 (545.1986) (Totem Ancestor: Choreography: Merce Cunningham; Music: John Cage; Costumes: Charlotte Trowbridge) Arnold Eagle, Merce Cunningham in Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Company, 1944 (552.1987) (Appalachian Spring: Choreography: Martha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland; … Continue reading

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