Tag Archives: 1958

Year of the Dog (5)

Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho (inventor of the photo booth) with terrier], 1928-30 (2008.8.1) Martin Munkacsi, [Martin and Alice Munkacsi with dog], ca. 1932 (2007.110.1219) Gisele Freund, Three generations of Joyces. James Joyce, seated, Giorgio standing, and Stephen playing … Continue reading

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Year of the Dog (2)

Lisette Model, Promenade des Anglais, 1937 (79.1993) Robert Capa, [Truman Capote holding a pet dog, Italy], 1953 (3342.1992) Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 (1249.2005) Elliott Erwitt, Amsterdam, 1972 (2007.4.32) Nicholas Nixon, New Canaan, Connecticut, … Continue reading

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[Football]

Harold Edgerton, Wes Fesler kicking a football, 1934 (108.1987) Using the simplest of all electrical synchronization methods, Edgerton’s setup lets the football actually take its own picture. As it is kicked, it pushes two wires together to complete a circuit. … Continue reading

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Voting

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [Line of South Korean farmers walking to village office to vote for country’s President and Vice President in first vote held in battle torn republic], 1952 (1722.2005) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [South Korean farmers waiting to vote for … Continue reading

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Water is Work

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), [Worker soaking silk skeins in boiled water to free it of gum, Madison Silk Company in Barnert Mills, Paterson, New Jersey], March 1937, (856.1975) Henry Ries (1917-2004), Restoration of Ancient Books, September 1948 (354.1990) Henri Cartier-Bresson … Continue reading

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“A Drop in the Bucket of the Principles of Science”

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Parabolic Mirror, 1958 (22.1986) Parabolic mirror is created by group of small mirrors. Light from an object (the eye) is reflected by each mirror to same point (camera). This illustrates, basically, a principle used in mirrors of … Continue reading

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Fabled Enchantresses

Richard Avedon, [Marilyn Monroe impersonating Theda Bara], 1958 (1245.2005) This photograph is part of a series titled Fabled Enchantresses by Richard Avedon and Marilyn Monroe. It was shot for the Christmas issue of Life magazine in 1958. In this picture, … Continue reading

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