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Vivian Cherry

Vivian Cherry, Watching the tearing down of 3rd Avenue El, 1955 (170.2003) Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching III, 1947 (168.2003) Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching IV, 1947 (169.2003) PM, August 10, 1947, p. m7 (Photo by Bernie Aumuller) No Floradoras … 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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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Boots, Buddy, Jerry and Dixie Girl

Boots Weegee (1899-1968), “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” December 24, 1942 (15050.1993) Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman Fireman Edward Frank, left, getting oxygen in an ambulance during an Eighth St. fire, was joined by Boots, Engine Co. 14 mascot. The … Continue reading

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“An End To Liberty”

Weegee (1899-1968), An End to Liberty, June 1, 1941 (16741.1993) PM, June 1, 1941, p. 12, Vol. I, No. 50. p. 12 75 years ago today the PM printed the above photo and caption: An End To Liberty This Rhesus … Continue reading

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A Moondog Centennial

Two of the most significant composers and musicians of the 20th century, Moondog and Miles Davis, were born 100 and 90 years ago tomorrow, May 26. Moondog was born in 1916 and Miles in 1926. To commemorate the Moondog centennial … Continue reading

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“This is Sammy…”

Weegee (1899-1968), This is Sammy of Sammy’s on the Bowery, ca. 1945 (14308.1993) Sammy greets all his patrons at the door. I noticed he frisked some of the Bowery ones. He told me that they were the “bottle” babies and … Continue reading

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