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In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant, 1905 (2011.42.5) Printed on verso: Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant. Born in Cardiff, Wales; 22 years of age; weighs 350 lbs.; 7 ft., 8 inches in height. Tallest man on earth. … Continue reading

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A Love Story

Jill Freedman, Tinker Boys, County Kerry, 1973 (9.1988) Jill Freedman, Fiddlers Light, County Donegal, 1974 (50.1988) Jill Freedman, Sailing Homeward, County Galway, 1984 (32.1988) Jill Freedman, Sligo Women, County Sligo, 1974 (7.1988) Jill Freedman,Man with Pipe, County Sligo 1974 (6.1988) Born in 1939 in Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Join the Circus

Margaret Bourke-White, At the Circus, ca. 1931 Lisette Model, Circus, New York, 1945 Weegee, [Circus acrobat Josephine Barricini distortion], 1950s The modern circus began at the end of the eighteenth century, primarily as an equestrian event, but rope dancers, jugglers, … Continue reading

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May is Bike Month in New York City!

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Bicycle], 1930s Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man with Bicycle], ca. 1910–30 Martin Munkácsi, [Woman with bicycle, Bermuda], ca. 1938 Martin Munkácsi, [Woman on boulder with bicycle], 1936 Weegee, [Circus bear riding a bicycle], ca. 1955 May … Continue reading

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