Stanley Kubrick: “Untitled (I Hate Love), 1950”
Tattooed mother in 1939.
Arthur Rothstein: “Mother of family on relief living in shanty at city dump. Herrin, Illinois,” January 1939. (via)
Beach Accident, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, 1951
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"She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent (and the first woman permitted to work in combat zones) and the first female photographer for Henry Luce’s Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover."
Pigeon photography is an aerial photography technique invented in 1907 by the German apothecary Julius Neubronner, who also used pigeons to deliver medications. A homing pigeon was fitted with an aluminium breast harness to which a lightweight time-delayed miniature camera could be attached. Neubronner’s German patent application was initially rejected, but was granted in December 1908 after he produced authenticated photographs taken by his pigeons. He publicized the technique at the 1909 Dresden International Photographic Exhibition, and sold some images as postcards at the Frankfurt International Aviation Exhibition and at the 1910 and 1911 Paris Air Shows.
Dr. Charles Campbell and a “municipal bat-roost” in San Antonio, #Texas (“for one of man’s best friends”), his idea for mosquito control at a time when malaria was a major public health problem in the U.S.
Disguised as a favorite bat habitat — a church steeple, complete with cross — the roost was fitted with a trapdoor and stilts to facilitate the harvesting of guano by the wagonload for use as fertilizer. 1914