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Berenice Abbott: “Photographing New York is just the greatest thing in this world” and “Seeing the Now”

Berenice Abbott, City Arabesque, from roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, June 9, 1938 (680.1984) Berenice Abbott, Murray Hill Hotel, Spiral, 112 Park Avenue, November 19, 1935 (253.1985) Berenice Abbott showing slides and speaking at ICP, on November 5, 1979, … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott : “I’m New York” or “The Farther Away You Go the Truer Perspective You Get”

Berenice Abbott, On the Water Front, (385.1983) Berenice Abbott, Gunsmith and Police Department Headquarters, February 4, 1937 (386.1983) Berenice Abbott, New York Harbour, 1938 (389.1983) Berenice Abbott, Trinity Church, From Roof on One Wall Street, Manhattan, (392.1983) Berenice Abbott, From … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946

James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000) James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) (More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Aaron … Continue reading

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Bloomsday, 2017

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), James Joyce, 1928 (116.1984) Berenice Abbott, at ICP on November 11, 1981, showing slides and speaking about photographing James Joyce in her studio with natural light, her admiration for and the elegance of James Joyce, about the … 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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Conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal – Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln, now and forever

Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co., [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [“Fear Not Old Abe Is Ours,” Campaign Axe], 1860, Stefan Lorant Collection Mathew B. Brady, Abraham Lincoln, Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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MEOW! Artists and Their Cats… (part 2)

Michel Auer, Jane Evelyn Atwood, 1983 (336.1988) Barbara Morgan (1900-1992), Berenice Abbott [1898-1991] with Cat, 1942 (543.1986) Unidentified Photographer, [Weegee, 1899-1968, and kitten], ca. 1958 (22649.1993) Nearly five years ago (about 36 years if you were a dog) I (put … Continue reading

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