Tag Archives: Lisa Larsen

International Women’s Day

Graciela Iturbide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, 1979 (130.1995) Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, 1935 (1.1978.g) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Camera], ca. 1935 (437.2005) Lisa Larsen, [Virva Rolleid preparing to throw javelin, Spartakiad, Moscow], 1956 (2008.4.125) International Women’s Day celebrates the political, social, cultural … Continue reading

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A historical performance

Thomas D. McAvoy, [Crowd at Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939 (1081.2005) Thomas D. McAvoy, [Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, watched by Secretary of the Interior … Continue reading

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A Story of Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson Performs On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial, With An Introduction By Harold Ickes, April 9, 1939, from archive.org. Solomon Hurok (1888-1974), [Marian Anderson souvenir program], ca. 1939 (2008.71.1) Solomon Hurok (1888-1974), [Marian Anderson souvenir program], ca. 1939 … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2014

Irving Haberman, [Veteran Frank Raft selling poppies, New York], 1941 (2013.6.6) Ernst Haas, Poppies, New York, 1984 (2008.29.7) Lisa Larsen, A ready purse, which he reveals as he peels off a bill to buy a poppy from a Veteran’s of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Werner Bischof, [Buddha on the hill of the Seven Sages, Kyoto, Japan], 1951-52 (932.1974) Lisa Larsen, Buddha, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 1955 (2008.4.65) Robert Capa, [Adult and child sit beside a giant Buddhist statue, Nara, Japan], April 1954 (3242.1992) Stephen Dupont, The … Continue reading

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Appreciating Lisa Larsen

Alfred Eisenstaedt, [Lisa Larsen], ca. 1953 (2008.4.316) When people think of LIFE’s pioneering female photographers, usually it’s Margaret Bourke White who springs to mind. But much can be said for Lisa Larsen (1925-1959), who photographed a wide array of subjects … Continue reading

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Hit the Sack?

Or at least try to hit the balcony… Weegee, [Tenement sleeping during heat spell, Lower East Side, New York], May 23, 1941 (139.1982) Some people hit the place where they work. Weegee, [Man sleeping on shoe shine stand], ca. 1950 … Continue reading

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