First introduced in the 1860s, cabinet card photographs were similar to cartes-de-visite, only larger. Measuring approximately four inches by six inches and mounted on cardstock (similar to cardboard), cabinet card photos got their name from their size—they were just the right size to be displayed on a cabinet. Cabinet cards reached their peak of popularity […]
Roswell Angier: “Combat Zone” In the 1950s, when Boston was a major Navy port, the area around Washington Street became known as the Combat Zone; the name derived from the Shore Patrolmen, who prowled the rock-and-roll bars, busting the heads of sailors. By the 1970s, when Angier spent two and half years (1973-1975) photographing […]
There are no names, just awkward glue marks and yellowing tape- completing a metaphor for the supine bodies within.
The Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office discovered arrest logs and photographs from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56) and the Freedom Rides (1961).
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For nearly 200 years, Northeastern Philadelphia had treated its surrounding mentally ill citizens “to keep them off the streets” because they caused “terror among their neighbors.”
Scenes from Gimme Shelter, the 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones‘ 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. (All rights reserved. Images @ Maysles Films.)
Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink “I had just purchased a Yashica Mat at a pawnshop and as usual I was out riding around looking for something to shoot. I happened upon an old wooden structure built in the 30’s in rural southern Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL) – the sign read Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink. That […]
The story was never published. After reviewing the proposed layout, the editors declared Dylan to be “too scruffy for a family magazine” and killed the story.
Photographs from the area around Tallahassee, Florida in the 1950’s. A selection from the Red Kerce Collection. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on New York City. (All rights reserved. Images @ The Estate of Stanley Kubrick.)