African American Slave Nursemaid with White Family. No place, 1860s
This wonderful quarter plate tintype shows a white couple with a young black slave nursemaid holding their infant. The prosperous-looking white couple is oblivious to the defiant look on the face of the slave who tends to their baby. The white woman leans sharply toward her husband and away from her slave and the child she holds.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(MADONNA.) Eric Kroll
Madonna backstage at the Danceteria. New York: Eric Kroll, 1982
Signed and numbered 3/10 and with Kroll’s inkstamp dated 1982.
This photograph shows Madonna backstage at the legendary Danceteria in New York in 1982, at the dawn of her career
BEGIN, MENACHEM and JIMMY CARTER
Photograph signed by Carter and Begin. Robert A. Cumins, 1979
Signed by Carter and Begin. Menachem Begin was awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Anwar Sadat, “for their work in laying a foundation for future peace” in the Middle East. The framework, reached at Camp David, was facilitated by Jimmy Carter. The Nobel award called Carter “the masterbuilder responsible for the bridge that had to be built between Egypt and Israel.”