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  • The Nestling Angel

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    The Nestling Angel

    Julia Margaret Cameron, English, 1815–1879

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 35.9 x 28.5 cm (14 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Mount: 55.8 x 45.7 cm (21 15/16 x 18 in.)

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    Photograph, carbon print (printed later)

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    Accession Number

    42.358

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  • Diego Rivera

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    Diego Rivera

    1923

    Edward Weston, American, 1886–1958

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 18.9 x 23.4 cm (7 7/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Mount: 33.5 x 28.0 cm (13 3/16 x 11 in.)

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    67.926

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  • Cambridge

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    Cambridge

    1986

    Nicholas Nixon, American, born in 1947

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.1 x 24.6 cm (7 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)

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    Photograph, gelatin silver contact print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1990.81

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  • Self Portrait (Spread Fingers),...

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    Self Portrait (Spread Fingers), from the series, A Body of Work

    1987

    John Coplans, English (active United States) 1920–2003

    Dimensions

    Framed: 99.7 x 92.1 cm (39 1/4 x 36 1/4 in.) Sheet: 76.2 x 68.8 cm (30 x 27 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1990.252

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  • Foot and Hand, Street Corner, NYC

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    Foot and Hand, Street Corner, NYC

    about 1952

    Louis Stettner, American, born in 1922

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 22.9 x 34.9 cm (9 x 13 3/4 in.) Mount: 25.4 x 36.5 cm (10 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1991.559

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  • Untitled

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    Untitled

    1989

    Sally Mann, American, born in 1951

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.9 x 19.1 cm (9 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1992.183

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  • I Cried When I Took This Picture

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    I Cried When I Took This Picture

    1942

    Weegee (Arthur H. Fellig), American (born in Poland), 1899–1968

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.8 x 34.5 cm (10 9/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Sheet: 28.0 x 35.4 cm (11 x 13 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1993.203

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  • Self-Portrait

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    Self-Portrait

    1972

    Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 18.9 x 15.4 cm (7 7/16 x 6 1/16 in.) Mount: 36.7 x 29.2 cm (14 7/16 x 11 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1993.1009

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  • Church - Coapiaxtla from The...

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    Church - Coapiaxtla from The Mexican Portfolio

    1933, printed 1967

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 16.2 x 12.5 cm (6 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 31.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

    Classification

    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    68.77

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  • Boy - Uruapan from The Mexican...

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    Boy - Uruapan from The Mexican Portfolio

    1933, printed 1967

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 25.8 x 20.3 cm (10 3/16 x 8 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 31.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

    Classification

    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    68.82

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  • Woman and Boy - Tenancingo from...

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    Woman and Boy - Tenancingo from The Mexican Portfolio

    1933, printed 1967

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 16.4 x 12.9 cm (6 7/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Sheet: 40.4 x 31.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

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    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    68.84

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  • Plaza - State of Puebla from The...

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    Plaza - State of Puebla from The Mexican Portfolio

    1933, printed 1967

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 12.8 x 15.9 cm (5 1/16 x 6 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 31.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

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    Photogravure

    Classification

    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    68.85

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  • Young Woman and Boy - Toluca from...

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    Young Woman and Boy - Toluca from The Mexican Portfolio

    1933, printed 1967

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 12.8 x 15.7 cm (5 1/16 x 6 3/16 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 31.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

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    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    68.94

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  • Hyde Park Corner from the...

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    Hyde Park Corner from the portfolio London

    probably 1906–10

    Alvin Langdon Coburn, American, 1882–1966

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.3 x 16.7 cm (8 x 6 9/16 in.) Sheet: 22.0 x 18.1 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1972.217

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  • Broadway at Night

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    Broadway at Night

    Alvin Langdon Coburn, American, 1882–1966

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.1 x 14.9 cm (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 21.4 x 15.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1972.333

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  • New York City, 1963 (Christmas...

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    New York City, 1963 (Christmas Tree)

    1963

    Lee Friedlander, American, born in 1934

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 15.2 x 23.0 cm (6 x 9 1/16 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1973.109

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  • The Park Row Building

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    The Park Row Building

    1909

    Alvin Langdon Coburn, American, 1882–1966

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.4 x 16.0 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Sheet: 22.4 x 17.0 cm (8 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photogravure

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    Accession Number

    1972.334

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  • Daniel Webster (1782–1852)

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    Daniel Webster (1782–1852)

    April 22, 1851

    Southworth and Hawes, American, 1843–62

    Dimensions

    Plate: 21.7 x 16.5 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, daguerreotype

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    43.1401

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  • Mask and Windows

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    Mask and Windows

    Ralph Eugene Meatyard, American, 1925–1972

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 15.9 x 17.2 cm (6 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.) Mount: 29.2 x 24.5 cm (11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1973.110

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  • Gasoline Station from the series...

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    Gasoline Station from the series Changing New York

    1935

    Berenice Abbott, American, 1898–1991

    Dimensions

    Image: 24.9 x 19.9 cm (9 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.) Sheet: 25.3 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1973.116

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  • Newsboy on Street Corner

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    Newsboy on Street Corner

    1909

    Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874–1940

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.301

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  • Exploding Bud (Billbergia)

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    Exploding Bud (Billbergia)

    1925

    Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.1 x 20.9 cm (12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.302

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  • Oceano

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    Oceano

    1936

    Edward Weston, American, 1886–1958

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.9 x 24.6 cm (7 13/16 x 9 11/16 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.304

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  • The Ruyl Family, Maine

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    The Ruyl Family, Maine

    1913

    Gertrude Käsebier, American, 1852–1934

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 18.6 x 22.0 cm (7 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Mount: 21.4 x 23.5 cm (8 7/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, platinum print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.454

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  • Eleanor, 1948

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    Eleanor, 1948

    1948

    Harry Callahan, American, 1912–1999

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.4 x 24.3 cm (7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.) Mount: 32.1 x 37.4 cm (12 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.488

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  • Home-Workers in N. Y.

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    Home-Workers in N. Y.

    1915

    Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874–1940

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.490

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  • New York City Streets at Night

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    New York City Streets at Night

    1933

    Berenice Abbott, American, 1898–1991

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 15.3 x 12.4 cm (6 x 4 7/8 in.) Mount: 40.6 x 35.0 cm (16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.524

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  • The Unmade Bed

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    The Unmade Bed

    1957

    Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.3 x 30.5 cm (9 3/16 x 12 in.) Mount: 38.3 x 51.2 cm (15 1/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1974.40

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  • Niagara Falls From the Canadian...

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    Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side

    about 1855

    Southworth and Hawes, American, 1843–62

    Dimensions

    Plate: 21.7 x 16.5 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, daguerreotype

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    43.1407

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  • First Work in America

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    First Work in America

    1910

    Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874–1940

    Dimensions

    Image: 24 x 19 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Sheet: 25 x 20 cm (9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1973.614

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  • Church, Vermont

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    Church, Vermont

    1944

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 24.6 x 20.0 cm (9 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 25.2 x 20.3 cm (9 15/16 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1974.153

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  • Untitled (Empire State Building...

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    Untitled (Empire State Building Under Construction)

    1930–31

    Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874–1940

    Dimensions

    25.4 x 20.32 cm (10 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1974.41

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  • Grand Canyon, Colorado River, No. 5

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    Grand Canyon, Colorado River, No. 5

    1872

    Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American (born in Ireland), 1840–1882

    Dimensions

    Image: 27 x 20 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1974.49

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  • White Branches, Mono Lake

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    White Branches, Mono Lake

    1947

    Ansel Adams, American, 1902–1984

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 34.1 x 26.7 cm (13 7/16 x 10 1/2 in.) Mount: 45.5 x 35.5 cm (17 15/16 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1974.184

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  • Untitled (Woman, Hand, Pod)

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    Untitled (Woman, Hand, Pod)

    1972

    Jerry Uelsmann, American, born in 1934

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet (oval): 16.7 x 22.9 cm (6 9/16 x 9 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1974.473

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  • Bless our Home and Eagle

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    Bless our Home and Eagle

    1962

    Jerry Uelsmann, American, born in 1934

    Dimensions

    32.38 x 25.08 cm (12 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.) Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1974.475

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  • Ritual Ground, 1964

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    Ritual Ground, 1964

    1964

    Jerry Uelsmann, American, born in 1934

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.38 x 25.4 cm (12 3/4 x 10 in.) Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1974.476

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  • Chicago

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    Chicago

    about 1950

    Harry Callahan, American, 1912–1999

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.3 x 30.1 cm (8 x 11 7/8 in.) Sheet: 27.7 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1975.5

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  • René Magritte

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    René Magritte

    1965

    Duane Michals, American, born in 1932

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.3 x 25.1 cm (8 x 9 7/8 in.) Framed: 37.1 x 47.3 cm (14 5/8 x 18 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1975.22

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  • Nancy Southworth Hawes

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    Nancy Southworth Hawes

    1845–50

    Southworth and Hawes, American, 1843–62

    Dimensions

    Sight: 13.3 x 10.2 cm (5 1/4 x 4 in.) Case: 17.8 x 14.9 x 1.7 cm (7 x 5 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, daguerreotype

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    43.1424

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  • Under the Wharf

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    Under the Wharf

    1969

    Wynn Bullock, American, 1902–1975

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.1 x 23.9 cm (7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 20.2 x 25.2 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1975.336

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  • Untitled (Shadows on Adobe...

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    Untitled (Shadows on Adobe Structure) from the Albuquerque series

    1975

    Ray K. Metzker, American, born in 1931

    Dimensions

    Mat opening: 17.4 x 28.1 cm (6 7/8 x 11 1/16 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 35.6 cm (10 15/16 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1975.300

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  • The Improbable Dome (No. 1)

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    The Improbable Dome (No. 1)

    1964

    Clarence John Laughlin, American, 1905–1985

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 35.1 x 27.6 cm (13 13/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1975.339

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  • New Jersey Home

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    New Jersey Home

    1966

    Joel Meyerowitz, American, born in 1938

    Dimensions

    Image: 23.0 x 34.4 cm (9 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Sheet: 28.1 x 35.5 cm (11 1/16 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1975.371

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  • Del Monte Forest

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    Del Monte Forest

    1956

    Wynn Bullock, American, 1902–1975

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.9 x 18.9 cm (9 7/16 x 7 7/16 in.) Mount: 40.9 x 34.5 cm (16 1/8 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1975.687

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  • Untitled (Lilypads)

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    Untitled (Lilypads)

    1975

    Chris Enos, American, born in 1944

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Accession Number

    1976.82

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  • Portrait of Joseph Cornell

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    Portrait of Joseph Cornell

    1972

    Duane Michals, American, born in 1932

    Dimensions

    Image: 12.1 x 18.0 cm (4 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.) Sheet: 20.49 x 25.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1976.129

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  • Car Hops, Early Drive-in...

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    Car Hops, Early Drive-in Restaurant, Hollywood, California

    1935

    John Gutmann, American, 1905–1998

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.7 x 20.2 cm (9 5/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    1976.785

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