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Katharine Hepburn (Photos by Munkácsi)

Martin Munkácsi, [Katharine Hepburn, Hartford], 1935 (2007.110.1395) Harper’s Bazaar, February 1935, pp. 38-39 (photo by Martin Munkácsi) Katharine Hepburn takes off from her native Hartford in gray gabardine trousers, gray flannel coat, white wool scarf. She likes this get-up for … Continue reading

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Coal in the Caribbean

Charles W. Blackburne, [Coal carriers, St. Lucia], 1897-1912 (2013.81.288) Charles W. Blackburne, [Coal carriers, St. Lucia], 1897-1912 (2013.81.290) Charles W. Blackburne, [Coal carriers, St. Lucia], 1897-1912 (2013.81.287) Amateur photographer and businessman Charles W. Blackburne made these glass plate negatives (4″x5″) … 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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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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