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Year of the Dog (5)

Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho (inventor of the photo booth) with terrier], 1928-30 (2008.8.1) Martin Munkacsi, [Martin and Alice Munkacsi with dog], ca. 1932 (2007.110.1219) Gisele Freund, Three generations of Joyces. James Joyce, seated, Giorgio standing, and Stephen playing … Continue reading

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“A garden of memories.”

Vivian June Vollbracht, [Trufoto Photo Album], 1935-37 (2009.32.52) From a S.S. Kresge Co. 5-10-25 cent store (later renamed Kmart), 526 Maine Street, in Quincy, Illinois, a small (6 x 5 inches) and beautiful Trufoto album from the late 1930s. Kresege … Continue reading

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“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

Alexander Liberman, [Robert Rauschenberg in his studio], ca. 1960 Before the invention of the camera, portraiture was  limited to the wealthier classes.  In large part formulaic, portraits tended to be idealized, and contained signifiers that pointed toward the sitter’s wealth and … Continue reading

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photobooth

Andy Warhol, Photo booth Strip (Holly Solomon 110), ca. 1964 Unidentified photographer, [Andre Breton], ca. 1929 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with Terrier], 1928-30 The original Photomaton was unveiled by Anatol Josepho in 1925 in a studio on Broadway, … Continue reading

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