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Easter Sunday

Edwin Rosskam, “Boy dressed up for Easter parade, Chicago”, April 1941, (108.2003) Russell Lee, “In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday, Chicago”, April 1941, (103.2003) Baptists were by far the South Side’s largest denomination. The photographers visited … Continue reading

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More “Essential Human Freedoms” (Photos by by Russell Lee, James Van Der Zee, and Weegee)

Russell Lee, In front of the moving-picture theater, Chicago, April 1941 (121.2003) Russell Lee, Candy stand run by a Negro on the South Side, Chicago, April 1941 (3.2003) Russell Lee, Bartender and owner of a tavern on the South Side, … Continue reading

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Easter

Wm. J. S. Bradway, Baptismal Service at Canton Baptist Church, Easter, Hancock’s Bridge, New Jersey, 1908 (2010.5.10) Russell Lee, [Boys on Easter morning, Chicago], April 1941 (109.2003) Russell Lee (1903-1986), Part of the Easter Parade on the South Side, Chicago, … Continue reading

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Fall for Dance

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham–Letter to the World, 1940 (528.1986) Russell Lee, Negro cabaret, Chicago, April 1941 (80.2003) Arthur Rothstein, Tanaquil LeClercq, Ballerina, 1950 (208.1989) Barbara Morgan, José Limón–Cowboy Song, 1944 (531.1986) Fall is dance season in New York, with plenty … Continue reading

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Working to Break up the Break: Celebrate International Coffee Day!

Bill Owens, I used to be a chef and my partner was a garbage foreman, 1974 (2389.2005) Carl Mydans [French tank brigade near Verdun, France], June 1940 (181.2005) Carl Mydans [Sand hogs, Midtown Tunnel breakroom, New York], 1939 (189.2005) Russell … Continue reading

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Food, the Kitchen, and the Domestic Environment

Documentary photojournalism flourished in the mid-twentieth century. Its popularity was nourished by the invention of the handheld camera, access to and improvement of photographic resources, and advances in printed media production and civilian travel. Photographers embarked on journeys to explore … Continue reading

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Timeless (Cheap Imitation)

Weegee, It’s six o’clock in the morning on the electric clock on top of the Consolidated Edison Company building on Fourteenth Street… I think they have the clock up there to remind the customers to pay their bills, ca. 1945 … Continue reading

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