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A Love Story

Jill Freedman, Tinker Boys, County Kerry, 1973 (9.1988) Jill Freedman, Fiddlers Light, County Donegal, 1974 (50.1988) Jill Freedman, Sailing Homeward, County Galway, 1984 (32.1988) Jill Freedman, Sligo Women, County Sligo, 1974 (7.1988) Jill Freedman,Man with Pipe, County Sligo 1974 (6.1988) Born in 1939 in Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 16, 1944 (14254.1993) PM, April 16, 1944, p. m4 Seventy one years ago tomorrow, April 16, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s Bowery Follies … Continue reading

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City. Herman … Continue reading

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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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