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“…the power of the atom bomb is beyond belief…”

Yosuke Yamahata (1917-1966), [Dazed boy, his face cut by glass, standing with his injured mother holding rationed rice balls, following the atomic bombing of Nagasaki], 1945 (1387.2005) Yosuke Yamahata, [Around 6:00 a.m., 1500 meters from epicenter of blast, men carry … Continue reading

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“The Children’s Hour,” Too

Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.419) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.406) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.443) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.438) Weegee, [Children watching movie, … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Spooks, and Spirits

[Telegram addressed to Weegee from Susan Kuehn, Mademoiselle Magazine guest fiction editor, asking about his experience with ghosts and spirits], July 24, 1946 (21581.1993) Weegee Care Julius’s Bar 159 West 10 St. We’re doing an article on ghosts, spooks, and … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi, photographs by Margaret Bourke-White: “To believe in non-violence and truth”

Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family, 1946 (1909.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family. (verso), 1946 … Continue reading

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“Today is National Voter Registration Day”

Bernie Aumuller, [Deputy Mayor Thomas L.J. Corcoran, with demonstrators, urging all eligible citizens to register to vote, City Hall, New York], October 1946 (2013.115.223) They were met at City Hall by Deputy Mayor Thomas L.J. Corcoran, who read a proclamation … Continue reading

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summer summer

Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 (78.1992) Unidentified Photographer, [Two unidentified girls, one eating watermelon, the other disrobing], ca. 1960 (2012.24.1) The rich history of snapshot photography has yet to be written. But when that text is transcribed it will finally … Continue reading

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Mark Hellinger and dog by Mary Morris

Mary Morris, [Mark Hellinger and dog], 1946

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