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“The ghosts are waiting…”

“See the FIRST picture ever shown with The Amazing New EMERGO! The GHOST Emerges Right Off the Screen And Actually Soars Into the Audience…” Weegee (1899-1968), [Audience watching “House on Haunted Hill”], 1959 (7471.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Skeleton hanging from movie … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Weegee (1899-1968), [Sleeping at the movies.], ca. 1943 Weegee (1899-1968), [Sleeping at the movies.], ca. 1943 Weegee (1899-1968), [Sleeping at the movies.], ca. 1943 “Sleep… is where you find it.” Weegee (the unofficial photographer of Sleep Inc.) wrote in the … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 1)

Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), [Untitled], ca. 1957 (5760.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), “The World, All Out of Shape,” ca. 1957 (5779.1993) Written on a piece of paper attached to the verso are alternate titles: “1. The world isn’t … Continue reading

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Her chromium nerves and her platinum brain were chastely encased in cellophane…

Hans Richter, Dreams That Money Can Buy, 1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy The Story Joe, a young poet in a desperate mood, determines to capitalize on his unique gift for interpreting one’s inmost dreams. He settles down in a … Continue reading

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Cause of failures… (You Press the Button, We Do the Rest)

W.R. McKeen Jr., Kodak No. 2 negatives, ca. 1891 These envelopes, dated November 4, 1891, contained 87 “good” negatives and 12 “failures.” The negatives were from a No. 2 Kodak camera. After 100 exposures were made, the camera was sent … Continue reading

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Churchgate Station

Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western railroad line, built by the British; the railroad system covers much of India. The trains are notorious for being dangerously overcrowded, 1995 Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western … Continue reading

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The Crimson Skull

Unidentified Photographer, Production still for the film The Crimson Skull, 1921 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography “Race films”—movies with all-black casts produced for black audiences—were an integral part of the African American viewing experience from World … Continue reading

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