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A Closer Look at a Mike Disfarmer Photo

Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), [Group photo, Heber Springs, Arkansas], 1930s (2014.65.7) Disfarmer’s photos are well-known and sometimes well-used. They are small, often about 4 1/2 x 3 inches. And always portraits, usually of one or perhaps a pair of people, presumably … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Donald Unrau’s “War Story”

Donald Unrau, “War Story,” 2014 (2016.10) Donald Unrau’s “War Story” is a portfolio comprised of twenty portraits of American Vietnam Veterans. Under each image is a handwritten text, written by the subject of the portrait. The texts were written before … Continue reading

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Always Thinking of You

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1930 (1251.1990) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1930 (1239.1990)

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“An Earnest Endeavour”

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Saul Steinberg, 1946 (311.1994) Lilliput, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159, September 1950 (2007.85.19) Lilliput, September 1950, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159 (2007.85.19) Lilliput, September 1950, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159 (2007.85.19) … Continue reading

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Lotte Jacobi – “I was born to photography”

Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990), Lotte Lenya, actress, Berlin, ca. 1930, (37.1986) Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990), Photogenic, “silverlining,” 1950 (50.1986) Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990), Peter Lorre, actor, Berlin, ca. 1932 (41.1986) Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990), Anna Mae Wong, actress, Berlin, ca. 1931 (38.1986) Lotte Jacobi … Continue reading

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John Morris celebrating 100 year today

Cornell Capa (1918-2008), John G. Morris, 1964 (2011.31.4) Cornell Capa took this portrait of me in front of the huge “contact sheet” that greeted visitors to my Independent Picture Service at 15 West 47th Street, two floors below Magnum. Longevity … Continue reading

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Rembrandt, [Unidentified women in a question mark], ca. 1915 (2006.62.1) I (heart) this photo (of possible punctuated paramours). The Rembrandt photography studio that made this unquestionably lovely photo was located at 314 N. Main St, Decatur, Illinois.

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