Tag Archives: World War II

Weegee Wednesdays: Everybody’s Happy!

Weegee, Tuesday Morning, Times Square, August 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee photographed the celebrations that marked the end of the Second World War 70 years ago this week. On Friday, August 10, 1945 (a few days after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs … Continue reading

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“I am a soldier of the ideal”: 72 Years Ago Today Anti-Fascist Carlo Tresca Was Assassinated

PM Daily, January 14, 1943, p.2 PM Daily, January 13, 1943, pp.2-3 Three Theories on the Tresca Assassination: Police today had three theories – but no evidence – as to the motive for the murder of Carlo Tresca, anti-fascist editor … Continue reading

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The King of Indiscretion?

Erich Salomon, Carnaval de Munich, 1925 (411.1983) Erich Salomon, Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernard, Amsterdam, 1938 (409.1983) Erich Salomon, Dutch Deputies looking at Erich Salomon’s book “Famous Contemporaries During Unguarded Moments,” The Hague, 1935 (133.1986) Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, … Continue reading

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The Aestheticization of Violence and the Aestheticization of Banality

A modern method of destruction (total obliteration) for a modern way of life! Nations are built on violence. The United States of American gained hegemony after the Second World War was ended through the use of two nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Auschwitz

In the 1980s, photographer Joseph Czarnecki began visiting Auschwitz and recording the art and graffiti he found on the walls of the concentration camp. In his book Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz, published in 1989, Czarnecki tells the … Continue reading

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Robert Doisneau’s Pictures of Women

Perhaps best known for his iconic Parisian image The Kiss by the Town Hall, Robert Doisneau left a photographic legacy filled with warm, humorous, and poetic black-and-white impressions of everyday life in the French capital. The Doisneau photographs in the … Continue reading

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Peace from Nagasaki

Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (recto) Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (verso)

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