(RICHARDSON ,BENJAMIN.) Oscar Mason, photographer
Fabulous Albumen Photograph depicting Richardson and his great-grandson as they appeared in the Statue of Liberty Parade in New York. New York: Benjamin Richardson, c. 1886
Benjamin Richardson, the great collector of patriotic Americana, owned and rode in George Washington’s carriage in the Statue of Liberty dedication paradise in New York in 1886.
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Barnard & Gibson.
Fortifications on Heights of Centreville, Va. (plate 5 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington, 1862 [published 1865-66]
This fine view shows Confederate defenses near Bull Run. After the first battle of Bull Run the Confederates extended their earthworks from Manassas across Bull Run and along the ridge of Centreville.
(HIP HOP.) Barboza, Anthony
Grandmaster Flash. 1984. New York, 1984
This portrait captures Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five at the height of their fame. The pioneering group broke through to mainstream success with the 1982 single “The Message,” which made the top 100 pop charts. “’The Message’ was [the first record] to prove that rap could become the inner city’s voice, as well as its choice” (Rolling Stone). In 2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012 Rolling Stone declared “The Message” (with the refrain “Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge, I’m tryin’ not to lose my head …”) the #1 hip hop song of all time.
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, James
Breaking Camp, Brandy Station, Virginia (plate 63 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
“Here is represented the deserted quarters of Gen. Sharp, Chief of the Secret Service of the Army of the Potomac, at Brandy Station, Virginia” (Gardner).
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander
Antietam Bridge, Maryland (plate 19 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
“One of the memorable spots in the history of the war … traces of the engagement are evident in the overturned stone wall, the shattered fences, and down-trodden appearance of the adjacent ground” (Gardner).
(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) CLARK ,EDWARD
FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later
Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.
(MONROE, MARILYN). Clark, Ed
Portrait of Marilyn Monroe.. Ed Clark, 1950
Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her career. Signed by the photographer in silver ink.
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy
Castle Murray, near Auburn, Virginia (plate 47 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
“In the Fall of 1863, Army Headquarters were pitched, for some days, near [Dr. Murray’s house]; at the same time, Gen. Pleasanton, commanding the cavalry, had his camp on Rockhill, his tents forming, with Castle Murray, a very effective picture” (Gardner).
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Barnard & Gibson
Manassas Junction (plate 10 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, 1865-66
This striking view shows the ruins of Manassas, the Rebel stronghold, village, fortifications, and camps which were abandoned in March 1862.