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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Focus on Fashion: Hats

Seeberger Frères, [Two Unidentified Women, Deauville, France], August 18, 1912 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Janet MacLeod wearing a black-eyed veil attached to a hat by Lilly Daché, New York City, 1937 LIFE, October 5, 1942 Jack Delano, Miss Selma Barbour, Manager of … Continue reading

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Robert Doisneau, M. Barre’s Carousel, 1955 Martin Munkacsi, [Rainy night, Budapest], ca. 1929 Lisa Larsen, [Tram passing the Kremlin on a rainy day, Moscow], ca. 1956

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Tryst with Destiny

Lisa Larsen, Jawaharlal Nehru, 1955 August 15 is India’s Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the end of British rule and India’s subsequent sovereignty. At midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, made … Continue reading

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