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Chim (David Seymour), November 20, 1911

Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled … Continue reading

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Children’s Games

Melissa Ann Pinney, Chalk Games, Evanston, 2001 (2012.77.4) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Melissa Ann Pinney, Team Evanston, 2006 (T.L.2011.75) Gillian Laub, Noam in her yard with some neighbors, Tel Aviv, 2002 (2009.75.1) Weegee, [Women with children making silly … Continue reading

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Wall and Sidewalk Drawings Show What Goes on in the Minds of New York Children…

“Gangsters may replace Indians, but kids still love the secret passage that opens to the initiated as if by magic, revealing strange and dangerous adventures. To the writer of this proud boast, “detective” stands for glamor plus much-admired toughness.” “We … Continue reading

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Spider Girl

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1913, Levitt lived and worked in New York until her death in 2009. A high school drop out, Levitt was teaching art to children in 1937 when she purchased a … Continue reading

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Puppets for Christmas

Alfred Eisenstaedt Children Watching the Story of “Saint George and the Dragon” at the Puppet Theater in the Tuileries, Paris, 1963 The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is legendary: Mr. Baker played at Liza Minnelli’s fourth birthday party and participated in the 1954 … Continue reading

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