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New and Improved Phantasmagorical Photographs

Unidentified Ghoulographers, [Unidentified boy and ghost and Weegee sitting on a throne], ca. 1870 and 1956 (2411.2005 and 19939.1993) By this time, I had my picture taken by a street tintype photographer, and had been fascinated by the result. (I … Continue reading

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Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) Well, maybe not every body, instead, many no-longer-alive-anymore bodies extracted from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee self-portrait as a cigar smoking, camera clutching corpse. Happy Halloween … Continue reading

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Magic by Martin Munkácsi at Midnight

Martin Munkácsi, [Woman holding an open bag with doll inside, Budapest], 1930s (2007.110.283) Martin Munkácsi, [Hand and automaton, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.303) Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.298) Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.299) Martin … Continue reading

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The Great Blackstone: “The World’s Master Magician”

George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr.], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performing], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. and levitating woman], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. and levitating woman], ca. 1950 Through the magic of photography… … Continue reading

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Eye See

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1865-70, (2014.18.1) This tintype is striking. The portrait, a recent acquisition, is large: a full-plate, 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. There’s a thoughtful minimalism. The sitter is sublime, with abundant and equine facial hair. … Continue reading

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This is a Labor Day blog post

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Domestic Workers], ca. 1875 (72.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Masons], ca. 1870 (2010.43.3) Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004) Fred Weese, [Blacksmith], June 20, 1886 (81.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Chemist], ca. 1880 (2010.43.2) If the first Labor Day “was … Continue reading

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A Strangelove of Pi

Anton Bruehl (1900-1982), [Pie Crust], ca. 1940s (817.2000) Weegee (1899-1968), [Baker with baked goods in City Services Building restaurant, New York], 1945 (14894.1993) “The Building. The sun pushes its way through the dark canyons of Wall Street to alight on … Continue reading

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