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“A joyous confusion of the mysterious, the unknown, and the miraculous” – Jean Painlevé, Vu 1931

Vu, March 25, 1931 (2011.7.32), p. 420 (photos by André Raymond) Mysteries and Miracles of Nature Does the complete understanding of a natural phenomenon strip away its miraculous qualities? It is certainly a risk. But it should at least maintain … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (3)

Eugène Atget, Door Knocker, Hotel Jean de Fourcy, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois 30, Paris, 1908 (2011.52.17) Google Street View, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, August 2017 Sadly this magnificent door knocker appears to no longer exist in the wild. (Although it … Continue reading

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Feet in the Water and the Desire to Press On: Jean Painlevé – Voilà, 1935

Jean Painlevé. Voilà, “Les pieds dans l’eau,” May 4, 1935 (2007.71.30) “Jean Painlevé: décrit le travail ingrat mais passionnant des chasseurs d’images a l’affut des petits animaux aquatiques: les pieds dans l’eau” by Jean Painlevé. les pieds dans l’eau In … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (2)

Eugène Atget, Hôtel de Chateaubriand (Hôtel de Clermont-Tonnerre,) 120 Rue du Bac, 1901-02 (2008.111.21) Google Street View, 120 Rue du Bac, July 2016 Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, partially painted red, appears to still exist in the wild. Eugène Atget, … Continue reading

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“A view into the future” – Jean Painlevé’s Studio with Underwater Stars, Regards, 1935

Regards, April 25, 1935, back cover le studio aux vedettes sous-marines. Visite chez Jean Painlevé. Jean Painlevé ou subversion dans la science… by Léo Sauvage. Léo Sauvage visited Jean Painlevé’s Institute of Scientific Cinema, 12 rue Armand-Moisant, Paris, in 1935. … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (1)

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir de Hôtel du Maréchal de Montmorency, Rue de Varenne 57, 1900 (2008.111.18) When Atget sold a print of this photograph to the BNVP, his description of the work read “Rue de Varenne, 57 (7e Arr)–Hotel du Marcechal … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Veterans Day, 2018

Unidentified Photographer, [Soldier], 1910-30 (1077.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Soldier], 1918-1936 (1075.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Soldier], 1910-1930 (959.1990) Hornung’s Studio, [Soldier, Burlington, Iowa], 1910-30 (1089.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Soldier], 1904-1918 (958.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [H. S. Williams, France], ca. 1917-20 (1081.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Four soldiers, … Continue reading

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