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Eight Monkeys for the Lunar New Year

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), [Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s Mission Hospital. A tamed chimpanzee. Lambaréné, Gabon], 1954 (1542.2005) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), Barney and Petunia, Pony Foundation, 1970 (62.1992) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Untitled], 1943 (RV_16_003_003) (“Bronx Zoo, 1943, Dear Toto, with us Monkeys, … Continue reading

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Six Skulls (for Halloween)

Andreas Feininger, Ritual Skull, 1969, (841.1976) Vu, June 29, 1932 (2009.61.20) (One cover photo by André Kertész.) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) (Photo by Martin Munkacsi.) Danny Lyon, Mark di Suvero with the skull “Yorick” in his 195 Front Street … Continue reading

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Dances of the Devil: A Witch and Half a Dozen Devils (Six Satans) and a Mailbox

Voila, March 30, 1935, (2007.71.25) Voila, March 31, 1934 (2007.71.62) Vu, January 9, 1929 (2007.84.3) Weegee, “The foreman of the devils was peeved, because the assistant devils were not in costume.” 1945 (14581.1993) Weegee, [Costumed devil with atomic bomb, Saturday … Continue reading

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Simian shutterbugs

Vu, (The Monkey and the Magic Box), photograph by André Kertész, November 13, 1929 (2007.84.8) With all the hoopla surrounding monkey selfies, let’s not forget that long before “a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)” borrowed David Slater’s camera in … Continue reading

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BOO! Spoooooooky cat photos..

Vu, (photo by Martin Muckasci), “Chez les Anti-Superstitieux”, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) Masaaki Miyazawa, Once Upon a White Night, September 15, 1981, (73.1985) Alfred Gescheidt, City Cat (New York City), 1951 (365.1984) Weegee, [Cat], ca. 1955 (5682.1993)

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SSSerpentsss…

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Snake], ca. 1875 (2008.62.1) Frank Wendt, [Barnum and Baily’s Circus Snake Charmer, Miss Maxine], 1913 (2011.47.72) Frank Wendt, [Snake Charmer], 1898 – ca. 1905 (2011.47.74) Vu, (photo by Man Ray), July 23, 1930 (2009.52.104) Chim … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World, Prince George!

Prince George Alexander Louis, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 PM on July 22, 2013–and he’s already had his first photo op. In honor of the prince’s birth, here are a few images … Continue reading

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