Tag Archives: California

Puzzling

Unidentified Photographer, [Gold Miners], ca. 1850 (2008.116.1) This daguerreotype of gold miners, mining for gold 170 years ago, transformed, like an alchemical miracle, into a playable puzzle is here. Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Men], ca. 1860 (2.2001) This ambrotype of … Continue reading

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Dolores del Río, Hollywood

Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Dolores del Río, Hollywood], 1936 (2007.110.1755) Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Dolores del Río, Hollywood], 1936 (2007.110.1759) Harper’s Bazaar, December 1936, pp. 90-91 Made in California These are the sport clothes that the stars and the California shops bring … Continue reading

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“America is my home.”

Weegee, [Schoolchildren evacuated from classroom for New York’s first air-raid alarms of World War II], December 10, 1941 (2406.1993) PM, December 10, 1941, p.16 New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance A million … Continue reading

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Three views of three musicians

Robert H. Vance, [Three Musicians, San Francisco], ca. 1854 (2010.123.3) Robert H. Vance was born in Maine in 1824 and died in 1876. After learning about daguerreotypes in Boston, Vance traveled extensively, including a significant stay in Chile. He became … Continue reading

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“Halloween, Lewis Street, West Oakland, CA”

Joanne Leonard, Halloween, Lewis Street, West Oakland, CA, 1965 (2018.33.9)

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Preserving wilderness

Ansel Adams, Sierra Juniper – Mount Hooper, ca. 1929 (306.1991) Ansel Adams, Minarets, Iceberg Lake, ca. 1929 (315.1991) Ansel Adams, Sierra Club Party on Mount Ritter, ca. 1929 (319.1991) Ansel Adams, Mount Conness – Tenaya Lake, ca. 1929 (324.1991) Ansel … Continue reading

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Realities at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Then and Now

“Photography is a powerful medium: a way to observe our history unfiltered and make historical events resonate decades later. Even in an era dominated by social media, photography still continues to shock and surprise. A still image allows you to … Continue reading

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