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Weegee Wednesdays: “Paris is beautiful”

Weegee, [Post card from Weegee in Paris to Wilma Wilcox, in New York City], May 28, 1960, (2009.70.75) Hi Dear… Paris is BEAUTIFULL DID A BIG JOB FOR T.W.A. They are very HAPPY. When do you want to come over? … 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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Atget’s Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) Eugène Atget (1857-1927) was a none-too-successful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. He focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, for a while specializing in old … 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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Atget’s Port Dauphine

Eugène Atget, Port Dauphine, 1913 (2009.79.5) An astute documenter of Parisian urbanity, Eugène Atget also photographed the city’s fortifications in 1913. Under Louis XIV, fortress walls were destroyed in 1670 but fears of German invasion led to defense commissions in the 1830s. … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday Robert Doisneau!

On this day in 1912, Robert Doisneau was born in the Parisian suburb of Gentilly. If Robert Doisneau’s assignment for LIFE in June 1950, known as The Kiss by the Hotel de Ville, has been widely reproduced and is world … Continue reading

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The Other Iron Lady

Robert Capa, [Eiffel Tower, Paris], July 1952 On March 31, 1889, twenty-one cannon shots sounded the inauguration of the Old Lady of Paris. Gustave Eiffel realized a technical feat by constructing his eponymous tower in only two years, two months, … Continue reading

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