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A Time Travelling Magical Megalethoscope View of the Palace of Versailles

Carlo Ponti (1823-1893) (attributed), Palais et place d’armes, Versailles, 1870s (2012.69.2) (Albumen print, Megalethoscope slide) The Megalethoscope was patented in in the early 1860s by the Swiss born optician and photographer Carlo Ponti (1823-1893). Ponti spent the last forty years … Continue reading

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Wash Your…

Julia Pirotte (1908-2000), [Hands, Marseille], 1942 (352.1983) VU, December 28, 1932 (2009.61.34) Bonne Année! Noël… Jour de l’an… la semaine des main tendues… des vœux… des étrennes… des cadeaux… Tous vous la souhaitent bonne et heuresuse. Photo Universal

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Ilse Bing (“Everything was new.”)

The beginning of Ilse Bing’s presentation, coinciding with the exhibition Ilse Bing: Three Decades of Photography (February 21, 1986 – March 23, 1986), at ICP on March 15, 1986: “Now it’s my turn… There is hardly anybody alive who not … Continue reading

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Jane Evelyn Atwood: “…to live in a world of seers, when you can’t see…”

Jane Evelyn Atwood, Regional Institute of Education for the Blind, St. Mandé, France, 1981 (190.1981) Jane Evelyn Atwood, Institute of Education for the Senses, Denfert Rochereau, Paris, France, 1980 (134.1995) Jane Evelyn Atwood, Work Aid Center, St. Vincent de Paul, … Continue reading

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Picasso, Guernica, in Paris by Chim

Chim, [Picasso in front of Guernica in his studio, Paris], May 1937 (2012.122.13) For more about David Seymour (1911-1956), please visit davidseymour.com Chim, [Picasso’s atelier, Paris], 1937 (2011.76.2)

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Art Blakey Centenial

Art Blakey, Nothing But the Soul, (A drum improvisation), 1954. Herman Leonard, Art Blakey, Paris, 1958 (2008.3.13) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Art Blakey (1919-1990), one of the greatest and most influential drummers and bandleaders, was born in Pittsburgh on … Continue reading

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“and friends”

Jill Freedman, Sam and Star, County Leitrim, Ireland, 1981 (19.1988) Lou Bernstein, Barney and Friends, Pony Foundation, 1970 , (62.1992) Elliott Erwitt, Brussels, 1957 (2007.4.38) Dennis Stock, Grey Advertising, 1959 (2015.31.25) Chim (David Seymour), [Peggy Guggenheim on Grand Canal, Venice], … Continue reading

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