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Silver Swans

Unidentified Photographer, Women’s Baseball Team, ca. 1910 (2011.17.3) Advertisements

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Serafina

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina,  1987 (129.1995) Serafina is part of Graciela Iturbide’s series Juchitán. The picture is rooted in the artist’s strong interest in culture, ritual, and everyday life in indigenous Mexico, particularly its matriarchal social structures and deep mysticism. Using black … Continue reading

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Re-reading Edwardian fashion tintypes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at “Beach”],  ca. 1880, 2009.3.1 Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like … Continue reading

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Unrestricting the Normative

Weegee, Youth is always beautiful, ca. 1945 Weegee, Girls at the bar, ca. 1946 Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1938

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Considering the Frameworks

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina, 1987 Lorna Simpson, Partitions & Time, 1991 Carrie Mae Weems, Mirror, Mirror, 1987

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Margaret Bourke-White: Women at Work

Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work … Continue reading

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Housewife’s Week’s Work (in 1947)

Nina Leen, [Housewife Marjorie McWeeney amid symbolic display of her week’s housework], 1947 “Woman’s Dilemma,” Life, June 16, 1947, p. 105 A nice husband, three fine children keep her busy 100 hours a week. Mrs. John McWeeney of Rye, N.Y. … Continue reading

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