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Comraderie

Unidentified Photographer, [Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin looking out window of USS Hornet], July 24, 1969 (2012.99.12) Krisanne Johnson, A young HIV-positive woman who works in the garment industry laughs with friends at her rented one-room home, Matsapha, … Continue reading

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Love Is in the Air

Dyke Action Machine, Gosh, We Always Knew Lesbian Families Rule, 1992 (1193.2000) John Loengard, Florette and Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1981 (189.1987) Bill Wood, 50th Anniversary, 1956 (2010.14.183) Unidentified Photographer, [Groom and Bride], ca. 1920s (736.1990) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Lunch hour at river … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I’m not an American citizen and, even though there hasn’t been a war since World War II in my country, I know what war means. Although I’ve never be a soldier, I often ask myself how much a soldier should … Continue reading

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Every Girl Should Feel Like a Queen

May 24 is International Tiara Day. Bill Wood, Billye Wood, 1964 (2010.14.96) Toni Frissell, [Lady Churchill kissing granddaughter Emma on Queen Elizabeth II's coronation day], June 2, 1953 (14.1979) Simon Nathan, Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh, never seen at an opening … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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Nora Holt

Unidentified Photographer, [Nora Douglas Holt], ca. 1930 (1544.1990) During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a scandalous socialite and party girl, as exemplified by her five marriages and countless lovers. She once walked down the aisle with a black eye … Continue reading

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Postmortem Photography

Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Woman], ca. 1865 (2008.81.72) Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Triplets], ca. 1875 (2008.81.51) Unidentified Photographer, [Postmortem Unidentified Girl], ca. 1940 (879.1990) Bill Wood, [Postmortem child], 1950s (printed 2008) (2010.14.28) Bill Wood, [Postmortem woman], 1950s (printed 2008) (2010.14.154) … Continue reading

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I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (182.2003) Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 (2007.113.1) Noel B. Baker, I sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth, 1864 … Continue reading

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Old-School Manipulated Photographs

Unidentified Photographer, [Man shaking his own hand at Jack's Saloon], 1930-50 Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15) Yves Klein and Harry Shunk (photographer), Dimanche, November 27, 1960 Weegee, “I Dreamt I Lost My Maiden … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Accidental Mystery

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 be possible to understand the complex … Continue reading

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