A portrait of Pullman porter Alfred MacMillan on the Capitol Limited by Jack Delano (at Shorpy).
Another priceless photographic artifact, Marion Post Wolcott’s image of the Osage Spot in 1938 at Shorpy.
In honor of the opening of Washington Dulles International Airport 52 years ago: a stunning gallery of images of the Eero Saarinen-designed airport under construction, photographed by Balthazar Korab, and donated to the Library of Congress.
A triumph of the quotidian (and here at AHoaA, we are all about the quotidian), perfectly composed, at Shorpy: George’s Arax washes the Nash in Wausau.
At Shorpy, a delicious photograph from 1963 of the Bombay Bicycle Club bar in New York’s Essex House.
One of my favorite underrepresented photographic subjects, the porcelain convenience at Shorpy.
Happy sixth, Shorpy!
Great photographs by Domingo Milella of a grove of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in California’s White Mountains.
Two treasuries of Washington photography: 700-plus images made in the mid-1960s by Alexander Lmanian (1925-1996), shared by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; and Darrow Montgomery’s smaller collection of 25 photos he has made for Washington City Paper over the past quarter-century. Most notably, the Lmanian pictures document the destruction of the 1968 riots.
Via wood s lot comes news of the passing last week of Milton Rogovin, social documentary photographer based in Buffalo, N.Y. Claire O’Neill has assembled a slideshow of some of Rogovin’s images of “the forgotten ones,” and links to a 2003 interview with Scott Simon. Once blacklisted as the “top Communist in Buffalo,” Rogovin’s archives are now with the Library of Congress.
Kent Boese has started a swell series of Then and now posts for Greater Greater Washington.
Melissa Block remembers the brilliant street photographer Helen Levitt, who left us this past weekend at the age of 95. Levitt proved to be a less than voluble interview subject.
I asked her why it was hard to talk about her photography.
“If it were easy to talk about, I’d be a writer,” she said.