Tag Archives: New York City

It’s Sheep We’re up Against

In honor of the twenty-eighth anniversary of the release of the Housemartins’ second single, “Sheep,” here’s a selection of images of these unquestioning and agreeable animals. Chris Buck, Dolly, 1997 (430.2003) Andrew Savulich,  Man Putting Sheep into Taxi, 1986 (377.1994) … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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“Cold Weather Picture”

Weegee, Cold Weather Picture, March 8, 1941 (16232.1993) “Thousands of automobiles parked overnight were found like this by their owners Saturday morning.” PM, March 9, 1941 Many folks in the tri-state area awoke to a similar scene this morning!

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Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Vote

Charles Moore, [Voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery], 1965 (176.1991) Today is election day in the United States. If you are eligible, don’t forget to vote. John Albert, [Voter registration reminders displayed in drugstore windows, New York], 1947 (2012.121.21) … Continue reading

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The Art of Spontaneity

For sixty years, documentary photographer George S. Zimbel (b. 1929) has been fascinated with capturing spontaneous moments. “Unique among the visual arts,” he writes, “is the ability of  a photographer to incorporate spontaneous action into a  still work.” His favorite … Continue reading

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September 11

Steven Siegel, Oz #2, 1975 (2006.30.43) Browse ICP’s complete September 11 Archive here. See a selection of Jeff Mermelstein‘s powerful September 11 images here.

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Taking a Break from the Summer Heat

The open fire hydrant is a cultural phenomenon that photographers have been capturing for over seventy years.  From Harlem to Hoboken, these iconic images from the ICP collection illustrate the joy of this popular summer pastime. Charles Pratt, Hoboken, 1963 (87.199) Leonard … Continue reading

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Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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Happy Centennial, Grand Central!

Grand Central Station, despite all the opposition it received from its owner, The Penn Central Railroad, is and will remain a landmark in New York. Larry Silver, Grand Central Station, New York, 1952 (50.1984) Beautifully conceived by William J. Wilgus … Continue reading

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