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A Selection of Photographs, Art, and Other Media

(Mostly) from the 1930s
 
 
1. Photograph of Margaret Bourke-White.
 
2. MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (1904-71): Oxford Paper, Rumford, Maine (1932).
 
3. BOURKE-WHITE: George Washington Bridge (1933).
 
4. BOURKE-WHITE: First issue of Life magazine (Nov. 23, 1936).
 
5. BOURKE-WHITE: The Louisville Flood (1937). Published in Life magazine.
 
6. BOURKE-WHITE: Maiden Lane, Georgia (1936).
 
7. WALKER EVANS (1903-75): Sharecropper's family, Hale County, Alabama (1936).
 
8. EVANS: Roadside store between Tuscaloosa and Greensboro, Alabama (1936).
 
9. EVANS: Billboards and Frame Houses, Atlanta, Georgia (1936).
 
10. DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965): Migrant Mother, California (1936).
 
11. LANGE: A Depression Breadline (1933).
 
12. LANGE: Towards Los Angeles (1937).
 
13. LANGE: Family walking on highway, Oklahoma (1938).
 
14. LANGE: Migratory cotton pickers, California (1939).
 
15. NORMAN ROCKWELL (1874-1978): Homecoming GI (1945).
 
16. ROCKWELL: Two Saturday Evening Post covers. Left: Gaiety Dance Team (1937). Right: Deadline (1938).
 
17. DIEGO RIVERA (1886-1957): Man at the Crossroads (RCA Mural). In class, I showed the photograph taken by Lucienne Bloch just before all work was stopped in May 1933. Shown in the web link is Rivera's reproduction of the mural (1934).
 
18. RIVERA: detail of Man at the Crossroads (RCA Mural). Detail of nebula containing hammer-and-sickle star; Sanchez Flores viewing mural.
 
19. Photograph of pickets in New York City on the anniversary of the "Battle of Rockefeller Center" (1934). Photo by Lucienne Bloch.
 
20. RENE MAGRITTE (1898-1967): The Human Condition I (1934).
 
21. ROCKWELL: Triple Self-Portrait (1960).
 
22. MAGRITTE: The Red Model (1937). Compare with Walker Evans' photo of a pair of boots.
 
23. Upper Right: MAGRITTE: The Red Model (1935)
Below: MARCEL DUCHAMP (1877-1968) and ENRICO DONATI: Window Display, Brentano's, New York City (1945).
 
24. MAGRITTE: The False Mirror (1928).
 
 
(Photocopied material)
 
25. WILLIAM GOLDEN (1911-59): CBS "eye" logo (1952).
 
26. DR. SEUSS (THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL, 1904-1991): Flit ad campaigns (1930s).
 
27. DR. SEUSS: Flit campaign (1931) and Standard Oil campaigns (1933)
 
28. DR. SEUSS: Covers for Judge (1929 and 1933), and Life (c. 1929-30). (Note: this is not the Life magazine founded by Henry Luce in 1936.)
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