Tag Archives: Martin Munkacsi

Year of the Dog

Unidentified Photographer, [Woman sitting in garden with dog], 1940s (2014.68.1) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Wearing Elk’s Badge and Dog Wearing Crown], ca. 1920 (1234.1990) Mike Disfarmer, Adele Ledbetter, 1930s (2014.56.43) Weegee, [Woman and dog], ca. 1942 (16757.1993) Art Rogers, Bob … Continue reading

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[Football]

Harold Edgerton, Wes Fesler kicking a football, 1934 (108.1987) Using the simplest of all electrical synchronization methods, Edgerton’s setup lets the football actually take its own picture. As it is kicked, it pushes two wires together to complete a circuit. … Continue reading

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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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“A wishful dream about Thanksgiving, turkey, etc.” – Happy Thanksgiving, 2017

Aaron Siskind, Harlem Peace Meals, ca. 1937 (93.1981) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 (2007.110.55) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Lee Sievan, Turkey Dinner 40¢, 1940s (7.1990) Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi playing Ping Pong with woman in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425) Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi with two women in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425) Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi sitting with a man in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425) Martin … Continue reading

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A Walk Up Fifth Avenue: Martin Munkacsi’s New York Street Shots

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Empire State Building, New York], ca. 1934 (2007.10.171) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [National Recovery Administration flags and pedestrians on Fifth Avenue, New York], ca. 1934 (2007.110.178) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Singer sewing machines in storefront window, Fifth Avenue, New … Continue reading

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Cats, Animals Help Society, London, by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cat sitting on sign for the Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.495) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Woman with cat outside Animals’ Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.499) Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Cats, Animals Help Society, London], 1932 (2007.110.492) Martin Munkacsi … Continue reading

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