Tag Archives: 1951

Happy Birthday Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin, American Girl in Italy, 1951 (535.1983) Ruth Orkin, Man in rain, from my window at 53 W 88th St. N.Y.C., 191 (546.1983) Ruth Orkin, From Gansevoort St. Pier, Boys Swimming in Hudson River, New York, ca. 1948 (549.1983) … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn (“Gigi”)

George Karger, [Audrey Hepburn], 4×5 negatives, ca. 1951 Audrey Hepburn was born 90 years ago today. To commemorate this day we present “never seen before” portraits of Audrey Hepburn. The photographer George Karger (1902-1973) made about seventeen photos of Audrey … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Edwin Rosskam, “Boy dressed up for Easter parade, Chicago”, April 1941, (108.2003) Russell Lee, “In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday, Chicago”, April 1941, (103.2003) Baptists were by far the South Side’s largest denomination. The photographers visited … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

VU, “Nous Vous La Souhaitons Bonne et Heureuse,” [“We Wish You Happy and Happy”], January 1, 1930, (2009.52.75) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, New Year’s Eve at Sammy’s Bar, New York], January 1, 1943, (2017.1993) Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor … 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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New Year’s Eve, Times Square, New York: The New Year Brings Hope

Dan Weiner, New Years Eve, Times Square, New York, 1951 (143.1992) Dan Weiner, New Years Eve, Times Square, New York, 1951 (969.1974) Weegee, New Year’s Eve, Times Square, New York, ca. 1945 (15654.1993) Weegee, For a Happier 1945… To Her … Continue reading

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“Bright, smart or brilliant, things like that.”

Alfred Gescheidt (1926-2012), Little Italy, Manhattan (Feast of San Gennaro), 1952 (367.1984) [Joseph Ronga, 106 Mulberry St.] Alfred Gescheidt (1926-2012), 42nd Street (Looking West) and Vanderbilt Avenue, 1953 (369.1984) Alfred Gescheidt (1926-2012), 30th Street and Lexington Avenue, NYC (Sunday a.m.), … Continue reading

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