Tag Archives: New York

“The Statue of Liberty: A Guiding Light in a Dark World”

Picture Post, The United States: The Statue of Liberty: A guiding light in a dark world, 1940 (2007.80.2) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified group with Statue of Liberty], ca. 1886 (2008.81.13) Andreas Feininger, [Statue of Liberty at night], January 1943 (2011.78.10) Berenice … Continue reading

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V-J Day: “Everybody’s Happy in Times Square”

Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (2095.1993) Weegee, Everybody’s Happy, New York, August … Continue reading

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“Amelia Earhart riding up the Broadway canyon through cheering thousands with the traditional accompaniment of ticker tape…”

The New York Times, Mid-Week Pictorial, July 2, 1932 (2006.18.39) New York accords a “Lindbergh welcome” to the woman who accomplished a solo flight across the Atlantic: Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam Riding up the Broadway canyon through cheering thousands, with … Continue reading

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Weegee Knew Something Was Brewing – and It Was!

Weegee, This is the scene as Weegee shot it before the blast; he said his psychic bone told him something would happen. Then…, July 5, 1944 (2040.1993) Weegee, …something happened, all right – the street fell in. Note the fallen … Continue reading

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Pride

Unidentified Photographer, The First Gay Pride was a Riot, ca. 1991 (1216.2000) Bill Eppridge, [Straight couple staring at two gay men, Washington Square Park, New York], April 27, 1964 (1235.2005) Gran Fury, RIOT: Stonewall ’69/AIDS Crisis ’89, 1989 (1139.2000) fierce … Continue reading

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In Commemoration of Stonewall 50: Anthony Friedkin – The Gay Essay

Anthony Friedkin, Black Female Impersonator Putting on Make-up, “C’est La Vie” Club, North Hollywood, 1972 (2011.70.28) On June 28, 1969, police officers invaded the Stonewall Inn, a bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, New York, that was frequented by … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the “The Genius of the Camera”

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1938 (19916.1993) Weegee, [Weegee in his nightly tour of the city gets a tip from a PM newspaper seller, New York], August 10, 1941 (19644.1993) Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before … Continue reading

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