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See the Sea

Unidentified Photographer, [Baby sitting in front of a seaside background], 1860-1920 (2014.77.31) Unidentified Photographer, [Woman and man posing in front of a painted backdrop], 1860-1920 (2017.77.70) Unidentified Photographer, [Woman and man posing in front of a painted backdrop], 1860-1920 (2014.77.77) … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with American Flag], ca. 1885 (2007.54.16) Louis Faurer, Silent Salesman, Philadelphia, ca. 1937 (2013.99.53) Michael O’Brien, For a portrait, Caesar LaMonica, an 80 year old songwriter and musician, proudly displayed the medals he’s recieved during his … Continue reading

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summer summer

Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 (78.1992) Unidentified Photographer, [Two unidentified girls, one eating watermelon, the other disrobing], ca. 1960 (2012.24.1) The rich history of snapshot photography has yet to be written. But when that text is transcribed it will finally … Continue reading

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Fathers and children… mostly at Coney Island

Lou Bernstein, Father and child, Coney Island, 1943 (84.1992) Harold Feinstein, Father and daughter on beach, Coney Island, 1950 (568.1982) Sidney Kerner, Father and son, Coney Island, 1937 (150.2003) Harold Feinstein, Boy on father’s shoulders, Coney Island, 1948 (556.1982) Dennis … Continue reading

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“Ah! what tales might those pictures tell if their mute lips had the power of speech!”

G.F.E. Pearsall, [Walt Whitman], September 1872 (24.2004) Attributed to J. C. Tarisse, [Walt Whitman], ca. 1869 (2010.41.3) “W. always objected to sending out these pictures because the photographer has immodestly painted the cheeks. N.J. 1908” (Written on verso) Whitman disapproved … Continue reading

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“Correct Likenesses”

Alonzo Nickerson, Daguerreotype Establishment!, ca. 1848 (809.2000) Daguerreotype Establishment! The subscriber would respectfully inform the inhabitants of… and vicinity, that he has arrived at the above place, and has taken rooms at… where he is prepared to execute Daguerrean Likenesses, … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs

Dennis Stock, [Car Park], 1971 (2015.35.3) Patrick Nagatani, Contamination Area, Building # 3, Sandia National Labortatories, Kirtland A.F.B. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1989 (2010.116.42) Unidentified photographer, [Brenda below dinosaur], 1975 (DA.3A10.1186) Weegee, [Tyrannosaurus rex from the Sinclair Oil Corporation Dinoland pavilion … Continue reading

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