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Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home in London

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Citti, Sergio Citti y Ninetto Davoli en el funeral de Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975.


Manhattan and Switchboard Operators, 1962. Eliot Elisofon. Gelatin silver


Not one to dial down the drama, even Nikola Tesla’s letterhead is electrifying. Featuring a number of his prized inventions, his letterhead also shows a tiny Tesla sitting under a canopy of electricity! Learn more about this letter and read up on Tesla’s “ice machine” in his 1915 article The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity.


Show World Center, 669 8th Avenue, ca. 1986

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Felix Nussbaum (Osnabrück, 1894 – Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1944): Die trostlose Straße – The Cheerless Road; or: The cat that walks alone.

German-Jewish artist, the rise of the Nazi party caught him in Rome. Refusing to obey the lines given to Mussolini by Goebbels —namely, that German artists settled in Italy had to promote the Aryan race—, Nussbaum flees to France with his wife, and then Brussels. After the fall of Belgium in 1940, Nussbaum is arrested by Belgian police as a “hostile alien” German, and taken to a camp in France. On the train ride to Germany, he manages to escape and is reunited with Felka in Brussels, beginning, as a Jew, a life in hiding.

In July, 1944 —Brussels would be liberated in September—, Nussbaum and his wife were found hiding in an attic by German armed forces. They were arrested and sent to Auschwitz. Just a week later Felix was murdered at the age of 39. 

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Slashes inflicted with a Meat Cleaver by Suffragette Mary Richardson on Velázquez’ Rokeby Venus. National Gallery London 1914

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During “The Troubles” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1978

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Bob Cutts ©Stars and Stripes
Long Binh, South Vietnam, October, 1968: A mechanic works amid an immense pile of wrecked and combat-destroyed armored personnel carriers and other vehicles as he searches for useful parts at the Long Binh Army Depot’s salvage yard. The depot was the biggest in the world, and supplied about half of the entire U.S. Army force in Vietnam. “Over $600 million worth of supplies and parts — from washers to 20-ton cranes — are on hand in the depot’s yards at Long Binh Post, the central supply yard for III and IV Corps,” according to a 1968 story.


The safe that ultimately lead to the death of legendary whiskey distiller, Jasper “Jack” Daniel circa early 1900s. Located in Lynchburg, Tennessee

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