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Black & White & Red Haring All Over

Subway drawings: UFO [and] Dancing Man, Keith Haring, 1984

Marker drawings on acrylic glass subway car window

from the New York City (Brooklyn) estate of a former MTA contractor who was instructed by the Authority, years ago, to discard the object as part of a rubble pile. In 1984 the NYC Transit Authority (part of the MTA) initiated a massive graffiti clean up campaign of its stations and cars. This window suffers from both graffiti (which could have been cleaned) and damage to the glass itself (which was un-repairable), hence it was replaced and discarded [Live Auctioneers]

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When We First Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s very first building (in 1880)

designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold

you can still see some of the original facade in The Robert Wood Johnson Jr Gallery!!!!

and two staircases from the Museum’s original 1880 building live on!!!!

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Peter Pan’s Darling

a model’s likeness is painted on a billboard advertising Peter Pan bras by sign painters, on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York 1947

lady pose

model billboard

\BILLBOARD LADY 1

makeup

make upped

lady harness

harness uop]

lady done

ladder pointy

up the ladder

look ver

onlookers1

onlookers4

onlookers2

onlookers3

letd own

pants on

AFTERWORK SMOKE

smoking after work

LOOK LADY

photos by Frank Bauman and Stanley Kubrick

sadly I could not find a picture of the actual billboard or ad

peter pan bra

peter pan bras

pp bras

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They Shot First

oldest photo 1

View from the Window at Le Gras is a heliographic image and the oldest surviving camera photograph. It was created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France, and shows parts of the buildings and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from a high window

oldest photo

Boulevard du Temple, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in 1838, is generally accepted as the earliest photograph to include people. It is a view of a busy street, but because the exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait; believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait – believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo

Dorothy Catherine Draper

portrait of Dorothy Catherine Draper by her brother John William Draperthe earliest surviving photograph of a woman

oldestny pic

a daguerreotype, showing a country home next to what is believed to be the old Bloomingdale Road, the continuation of Broadway, in what is now the Upper West Side, New York City, in October 1848 or earlier.  it is currently the oldest known surviving photograph taken of New York City

color photo

first color photograph taken by James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton.  Best known for his development of electromagnetic theory, Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell dabbled in color theory throughout his life, eventually producing the first color photograph in 1861. Maxwell created the image of the tartan ribbon shown here by photographing it three times through red, blue, and yellow filters, then recombining the images into one color composite

 

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