Tag Archives: New York City

Weegee’s Guide to New York: Weegee was here…

If you, like me, find yourself walking around New York City, wondering: Was Weegee here? Did Weegee make a photograph on this street? Of this building? In this room? Right here? Can we return to the scene of the crime? … Continue reading

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Flea and Dog Markets

André Kertész, The Flea Market, Paris, 1929 (1.1978.d) Leonard Freed, [Man holding umbrella and painting, Waterlooplein Flea Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands.], 1958 (2014.56.23) Andy Warhol, Flea Market, New York, 1980s (2008.58.143) Martin Munkácsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 (2007.110.49) Martin Munkácsi, [Dog … Continue reading

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1/2 x 12 x 12 4 12/12

A. C. McIntyre, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1905 (488.1990) Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was … Continue reading

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He Kills Me

Donald Moffett, He Kills Me, 1987. Published by ACT UP New York (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) (1253.1990) As the AIDS epidemic spread, activists criticized the Reagan administration for ineffectively responding to the disease. In particular, they were concerned that … Continue reading

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New York on the Edge by Charles H. Traub

Charles H. Traub, 12th St. Manhattan, 1988, (437.1991) Charles H. Traub, Plum Beach, Brooklyn, 1989, (444.1991) Charles H. Traub, 42nd St. Manhattan, 1989, (445.1991) Charles H. Traub, Queensbridge Park, New York, 1988, (446.1991) Charles H. Traub, Carl Schunz Park, Manhattan, 1988, (449.1991)

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Looking back to Mid-Century Downtown New York

After re-reading Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s book Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk, I’ve been curious to learn more about the New York City that Richard Hell and Patti Smith were inspired by. I’ve been told horror stories … Continue reading

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Reflections on Louis Faurer

Louis Faurer, New York, ca. 1949 (2013.99.27) “My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing white light … Continue reading

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