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Wash Your Hands!

Margaret Bourke‑White, [Nurse Clara Stull prepares typhoid inoculation for flood victims at refugee aid station at Hikes Grade School, Louisville], 1937 (1648.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Nurse‑midwife Maude Callen giving inoculation to little boy], 1951 (993.2005) John Vachon, Irwinville Farms, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Apartheid in South Africa

Margaret Bourke-White, [Man standing next to statue with chalked protest message outside city hall, Johannesburg], 1950 (1711.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, [Carpenter Phillip Mbhele wearing “We don’t want passes” tag speaking against the Afrikaner’s pass system that requires all native South Africans … Continue reading

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Uniform/Uniformity

Margaret Bourke-White, Pakistani members of Sind Muslim Women’s National Guard during marching practice, 1947 Robert Capa, Young women being trained as Nationalist soldiers, Hankou, China, 1938 Gilles Peress, A pro-Khomeini demonstration in a stadium, Tabriz, Iran, 1979

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Gold (in Silver)… part 2

Margaret Bourke-White, South Africa – Mining recruits are fingerprinted, the tribesman’s way of signing contract as a gold miner. These Natives, Pondos from the southeast, are signed up by National Recruiting Corporation official after quick oral reading of the contract. … Continue reading

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Lady with a Camera

Red Republic, a short black-and-white film about Russia in the 1930s, was Margaret Bourke-White’s first (and last) attempt at filmmaking. Thanks to a donation of 20,000 feet of film by Kodak who expected an educational film in return, it was … Continue reading

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Join the Circus

Margaret Bourke-White, At the Circus, ca. 1931 Lisette Model, Circus, New York, 1945 Weegee, [Circus acrobat Josephine Barricini distortion], 1950s The modern circus began at the end of the eighteenth century, primarily as an equestrian event, but rope dancers, jugglers, … Continue reading

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Margaret Bourke-White: Women at Work

Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work … Continue reading

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June 11, 2010: World Cup soccer begins

Marc Riboud, Oil workers playing soccer in the desert, Saudi Arabia, 1974 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Spectators at soccer match, ca. 1954 Martin Munkácsi, [Goalkeeper, Budapest], ca. 1928 (printed 2009) Margaret Bourke-White, At all athlete contests women are obliged to sit by … Continue reading

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69 years ago…

PM Daily, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 18, 1940 On June 18, 1940, PM newspaper started publishing. PM was an innovative and progressive (and relatively expensive) liberal daily newspaper. The first issue is somewhat typical: articles about World War II … Continue reading

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