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“the government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.45.48) Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S. New York, April 30th, 1789. The principles figures in the panel are portraits [of] John Adams, Vice President stood on … Continue reading

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Leonard Bernstein Centennial

Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Marian Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, Lewisohn Stadium, New York, June 1947 (1628.1990) The Ruth Orkin Archive is here. Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Bernstein Playing Piano, Lewisohn Stadium, New York, 1947 (1626.1990) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), Bernstein conducting, Lewisohn Stadium, … 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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Looking back at Fansinaflashbulb

The most popular (the post with the most views and made any time in the last eight years) Fansinaflashbulb post in 2016, as it has been for the past seven years, was “Stills from Zapruder film of JFK Assassination.” (It … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “From Gansevoort St. Pier, Boys Swimming in Hudson River,” ca. 1948 (549.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Greenwich Ave and Horatio St., NYC,” July 4, 1949 (541.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Tired Little Boy Outside Circus, Madison Square Garden,” 1947-8 … 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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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Mathew Brady (1822-1896), [Abraham Lincoln], May 16, 1861, (2009.15.1) Thomas McAvoy (1905-1966), [Marian Anderson and her mother on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after her Easter concert, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939, (1083.2005) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Lincoln Memorial, Washington, … Continue reading

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