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Happy Year Lunar New Year!

Margaret Bourke-White, [Pigs at Swift Meat Packing Packington Plant, Chicago], 1930 (1735.2005) Jacob Riis, Pig, Rutgers Street dump, New York, March 18, 1892 (261.1982) Weegee, [After the opera, Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], ca. 1944 (wn.662) Inge Morath, Puck … Continue reading

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A Century of Photography: 1889

Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Another Baxter St. Alley, 1888 or 1889, (267.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Dockrats hunted by police, New York, ca. 1889 (246.1982) James Walker, Lake Geneva, near Geneva, Switzerland, ca. 1889 (455.2000) Unidentified Photographer, [Rev. M. Shrugler baptizing Mr. … Continue reading

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A Century of Photography: 1888

James Walker, Vistors at the Museum, ca. 1888 (476.2000) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Bandits’ Roost, 1888, (235.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Baxter St. Alley, 1888 (266.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Mullen’s Alley, 1888 (204.1982) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1888 (2012.111.60) Frank Wendt … Continue reading

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Voting

James Nachtwey, Voting lines, San Salvador, March 1982 (425.2005) Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Lines of people waiting to vote in the presidential election, Mexico City], July 7, 1940 (2857.1992) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [Line of South Korean farmers walking to village office … Continue reading

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1/2 x 12 x 12 4 12/12

A. C. McIntyre, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1905 (488.1990) Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Vote

Charles Moore, [Voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery], 1965 (176.1991) Today is election day in the United States. If you are eligible, don’t forget to vote. John Albert, [Voter registration reminders displayed in drugstore windows, New York], 1947 (2012.121.21) … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Murder in New York

Jacob Riis, Hanged at the Tombs: The Verdict of the Rogues’ Gallery, ca. 1889 Jacob Riis, Bottle Alley, Mulberry Bend. Headquarters of the Whyo Gang, ca. 1888-98 This picture was evidence at a murder trial. The X marks the place … Continue reading

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