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Baseball Behind Bars

Jacob Riis, Juvenile Asylum Playground, ca. 1888 – ca. 1898 (190.1982) Erich Salomon, Prisoners watching baseball game, courtyard of New York County Jail, 1932 (111.1986) W. Eugene Smith, [White All-Stars Baseball team of prisoners at Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio], 1941 … Continue reading

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“I don’t know.”

W. Eugene Smith, Rail worker Joseph Hunter, Ohio, 1949, (1559.2005) Rail Worker Joseph Hunter, long time Republican, is switchman on line that serves Bessemer converters at Youngstown. He has three-word opinion of Taft, “I don’t know.” W. Eugene Smith, Refinery … Continue reading

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“a home run over the fence”

W. Eugene Smith, [Herman Stegos, age 11, hitting a home run over the fence, New York], ca. 1940 (1565.2005) W. Eugene Smith, “Pap” Lettieri, 10, “Chinky” Leone, 10, Italo Ablondi, 10 and Salvo Visioni, 10, pitching candidates at the top … Continue reading

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“The Toll of the Victory was Heavy,” June 1944

LIFE, August 28, 1944, pp. 74-5 Saipan Eyewitness Tells of the Island Fight by Robert Sherrod Photographs for LIFE by Peter Stackpole and W. Eugene Smith Marines Follow Tanks Against Last Jap Defenders as Machine Gunners Keep Japs Down. Three … Continue reading

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“War’s Terror Struck at the Innocent,” June 1944

W. Eugene Smith, Frontline soldier with canteen, Saipan, June 1944 (E.L.1981.13) W. Eugene Smith, [Saipan civilians smoked out of cave], June 1944 (1582.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Saipan civilians smoked out of cave] [verso], June 1944 (1582.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Woman … Continue reading

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Working

Lewis Wickes Hine, Mechanic at steam pump in electric power house, 1920 (2006.55.9) Robert Capa, [Man pushing cart through muddy tracks, Saarland, France], September 1934 (2412.1992) Estampa, “La ‘Pasionaria’ abre trincheras la misma energia emocionada que esta admirable mujer del … Continue reading

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“Orson Welles Citizen Kane”

PM, August 2, 1940, p. 18 (2007.14.64) Orson Welles, whose man-from Mars broadcast scared radio listeners a while back, now is a movie director – at $150,00 for making, and acting in, Citizen Kane. He’s 25 and plays the role … Continue reading

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