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Jill Freedman: Resurrection City

Jill Freedman, Chester, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.k) Jill Freedman, Addla Thompson, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.l) Jill Freedman, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C.,” from “Resurrection … Continue reading

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Weegee does coffee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis (1921–2013), [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) As the American national anthem began to play during the … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Weegee (1899-1968), [Woman looking at Mars through telescope, Times Square, New York], ca. 1943 (3074.1993) Carl Mydans (1906-2004), Kremlin, 1959 (267.2005) NASA, [Panorama of the Moon’s Surface with Shadow of Surveyor 1], June 2, 1966 (2014.26.1) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, … Continue reading

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April 4th, 1968

Joseph Louw, [Body of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee], April 4, 1968 (1862.2005) Joseph Louw, Ambulance at site of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 (1860.2005) Forty nine years ago today, on April … Continue reading

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Weegee’s October Surprise (part 4): The Candidates

See, October 1968, pp. 25-31 Back by popular demand, an encore presentation, it’s Weegee’s October surprise in November, hey, that’s a November surprise, almost like a dessert, after the three previous perfect and super-popular posts. Perhaps for the first or … Continue reading

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Weegee’s October Surprise (part 3): For President

Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Nixon”], ca. 1961 (12608.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Nixon”], ca. 1961 (11572.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Reagan”], ca. 1968 (11639.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Rockefeller”], ca. 1966 (11699.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Wallace”], ca. 1968 (12616.1993) … Continue reading

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