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Independence

Louis Faurer, Silent Salesman, Philadelphia, ca. 1937 (2013.99.53) Lisette Model, World War II Rally, Lower East Side, ca. 1943 (93.1993) Henri Cartier-Bresson, New England, July 4, 1947 (220.1994) Independence Day. This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her … Continue reading

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Americana Fantastica

View: Americana Fantastica, January 4, 1943, (2006.53.1) To commemorate American Independence Day, we present several images and a GIF of this spectacular, sublime, surreal issue of View magazine, Americana Fantastica, with art by Joseph Cornell, Helen Levitt George Platt Lynes, … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with American Flag], ca. 1885 (2007.54.16) Louis Faurer, Silent Salesman, Philadelphia, ca. 1937 (2013.99.53) Michael O’Brien, For a portrait, Caesar LaMonica, an 80 year old songwriter and musician, proudly displayed the medals he’s recieved during his … Continue reading

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Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … Continue reading

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Photos of (mostly) unidentified people with flags, made by (mostly) unidentified photographers

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Men with Sleeping Puppies in Wheelbarrow and an American Flag], ca. 1860s (2009.55.1) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with American Flag], ca. 1885 (2007.54.16) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Saluting the Flag, ca. 1892 (185.1982) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman, … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Leonard Speier, West Side Highway, NYC, July 4, 1976 (351.1981) For a dyn-o-mite celebration you have to see the fireworks. This year they will be over the East River and don’t forget to bring your flag!

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Independence Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson, New England, July 4, 1947 Independence Day. “This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’” I felt in her … Continue reading

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