Tag Archives: Berenice Abbott

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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60 years ago today the Third Avenue El closed in Manhattan

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992), Third Avenue El; Chatham Square Station, New York, ca. 1940, (461.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; 34th Street Station, New York, 1943, (479.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; Looking Up from 27th Street, New York, ca. 1938, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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