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“Speaking of Pictures… A New York Free Lance And Curious Passerby Photographs the News”

Life, April 12, 1937, pp. 8-11 Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been stabbed to death, Red Hook, Brooklyn], August 5, 1936 (2212.1993) Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been … Continue reading

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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi, photographs by Margaret Bourke-White: “To believe in non-violence and truth”

Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family, 1946 (1909.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family. (verso), 1946 … Continue reading

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“Careful planning could save lives.”

Loomis Dean (1917-2005), [Scorched male mannequin clad in dark business suit standing in desert 7,000 ft. from the 44th nuclear test explosion, a day after the blast, indicating that humans could be burnt but still alive, Yucca Flat, Nevada], May, … Continue reading

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“Ain’t The Way I Heard It”

Frank Cancellare (1910-1985), [President Harry S. Truman holding up newspaper, St. Louis], November 4, 1948 (2014.28.2) St. Louis, MO: This photo of President Harry S. Truman laughing as he holds an early edition of the Chicago Tribune for Nov. 4th … Continue reading

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