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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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Weegee Wednesdays: “Paris is beautiful”

Weegee, [Post card from Weegee in Paris to Wilma Wilcox, in New York City], May 28, 1960, (2009.70.75) Hi Dear… Paris is BEAUTIFULL DID A BIG JOB FOR T.W.A. They are very HAPPY. When do you want to come over? … Continue reading

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