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“A Mirror of Reality”

Unidentified Photographer, [Backs of Eight Unidentified Women with Long Hair], Image (Sheeting): 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm), Tintype, ca. 1880 (2413.2005) Unidentified photographer, Ida Cushman as “The Giggler”, Alice Cushman as Queen Elizabeth, Julie Hood … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Robert Cornelius

Robert Cornelius, [Unidentified man], ca. 1839 (797.2000) Credited with taking the first surviving daguerreian portrait in the U.S. (probably October, 1839), Cornelius, of Philadelphia, Pa., was first approached by Joseph Saxton to make daguerreotype plates. He was was intrigued with … Continue reading

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“A Faded Photograph”

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified woman standing with an umbrella], ca. 1920 (DA.1B16.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified woman], ca. 1930 (1251.1990) Whispering Jack Smith, A Faded Photograph, by Charles Kenny; Nick Kenny; Richard Howard; Whispering Jack Smith; September 13, 1940 It’s only a … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson!

Brownie McGhee, Robbie – Doby Boogie, May 1948 (archive.org) Nina Leen, [Brooklyn Dodger baseball star Jackie Robinson holding his young son Jackie Jr. on his lap as he sits with his wife Rachel on front steps of their home], July … Continue reading

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Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh, Berenice Abbott, August 24, 1989 (560.1989) Yousuf Karsh speaking at ICP on October 7, 1977. Yousuf Karsh, Jessye Norman, April 4, 1990 (1992.1330) Yousuf Karsh speaking at ICP on October 7, 1977. Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was born 110 … Continue reading

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Gabriel Garcia Roman

Gabriel Garcia Roman, Kia, 2016 (2017.42.2) Queer Icons is a series of portraits of individuals who, as defined by Gabriel Garcia Roman, identify as QTPoC –queer and trans people of color. Garcia Roman produces vibrant artworks of his close friends and acquaintances … Continue reading

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Helen Frankenthaler

Alexander Liberman, Helen Frankenthaler in her studio at East 83rd Street and Third Avenue, New York, 1964 (133.1990) Alexander Liberman, Helen Frankenthaler and Barnett Newman, construction site of World’s Fair, New York, 1964 (146.1990) Alexander Liberman, Helen Frankthaler and David … Continue reading

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