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Scenes of life

Alex Majoli, Scene #6404, Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2001 (2017.22.1) Alex Majoli, Scene #8040, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Police, June 17, 2014 (2017.22.2) At the age of fifteen, Alex Majoli joined the F45 photo agency in Ravenna, Italy, and he graduated from the … Continue reading

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“LOOK PLEASANT PLEASE!”

Charles S. Peterson, Look Pleasant Please!, 1912 (2014.29.5) Miss Clara Hoorman Sleepy Eye, Minn. We have a dozen post cards here for you which you ordered way back last April. Would appreciate it if you would call for them. Very … 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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“How are you all?”

Unidentified Photographer, [W.L. Howell outside his studio. Olney, Illinois], 1910 (2014.15.2) Mrs. E. R. Pygott, Sesser, Ill. Olney, Ill, 29, 10 Dear Sister, How are you all? We are well and we would appreciate a few words from you to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at a Mike Disfarmer Photo

Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), [Group photo, Heber Springs, Arkansas], 1930s (2014.65.7) Disfarmer’s photos are well-known and sometimes well-used. They are small, often about 4 1/2 x 3 inches. And always portraits, usually of one or perhaps a pair of people, presumably … Continue reading

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[Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12) Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12, verso)

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[Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop], ca. 1860-1900 (2014.77.3)

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