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MD on the Normandie

Martin Munkacsi, [Marlene Dietrich with luggage on the SS Normandie], 1936 (2007.110.1795) At 10:15 AM on July 16, 1936 Marlene Dietrich and her daughter Marie (11) and 1,648 other passengers departed New York for Southampton (England) and Le Havre (Normandy, … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo

Martin Munkácsi, [Frida Kahlo, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.212) Imogen Cunningham, Frida Kahlo, 1931 (2010.22.1) A pair of portraits of Frida Kahlo, who was born in 1907, 111 years ago today.

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“As you ramble on thru Life, Whatever be your Goal, Keep your Eye upon the Doughnut, And not upon the Hole!”

Martin Munkácsi, [Mayflower Doughnuts, New York], 1933 (2007.110.266) We can tell you a little about the doughnut-making place in Broadway, the old Lucky Strike show window, you know. It isn’t exciting enough to go there especially to see, but it’s … Continue reading

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Record Players

Martin Munkacsi, [Portable record player], 1930s (2007.110.2650) USSR in Construction, July 1935 (2012.13.24) A portable gramophone manufactured by the Leningrad factory. The gramophone industry that came to us after the October revolution was a handicraft industry, in a semi-ruined condition. … Continue reading

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Listening to Records

Martin Munkacsi, [Listening to records], 1930s Weegee, After midnight in Washington Square Park, Folk Dance, ca. 1946 (14213.1993) Gordon Parks, “Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man,’” 1952 (1606.2005) Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here surrounded by lights, … Continue reading

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Central Park is for People and Plants and Animals (not cars)

Martin Munkacsi, [Woman and two children with kite, Central Park], 1937 (2007.110.1908) Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden, Central Park, 1938 (73.1982) Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1945 (644.1993) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1973 (28.1992) Tod … Continue reading

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Year of the Puppy Dog (8): Martin Munkacsi’s Market

Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.44) Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.49) Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.45) Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.47) Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.57) Martin Munkacsi, [Box that held … Continue reading

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