October 24, 1931~ George Washington Bridge dedicated; opens to traffic the next day

George Washington Bridge,
Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan
by Berenice Abbott

1936 / Gelatin silver print / 9 15/16”x7 15/16” / Various, incl. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Autumn~ October 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/24~

October 7, 1955~ Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl” at Six Gallery in San Francisco

Carl Solomon by Allen Ginsberg

1953 / Gelatin silver print; printed later / Image: 13 1/4”x13 7/16” / © The Allen Ginsberg LLC.

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Howl by Allen Ginsberg
For Carl Solomon~
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49303/howl

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Autumn~ October 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/7~

September 5, 1977~ NASA launches the Voyager 1 spacecraft

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park  by Ansel Adams

1942 (Negative) / Gelatin silver print / This photo was one of the images included on the Golden Record
launched into space on both Voyager spacecrafts

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The Golden Record Both Voyager spacecrafts carry a greeting to any form of life, should that be encountered. The message is carried by a phonograph record—a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The contents of the record were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University. Dr. Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds. To this they added musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five languages.
~ https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/frequently-asked-questions/fast-facts/

Index of images~ http://re-lab.net/welcome/images.html

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Hispanic Artists~September 5

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/5~

August 29, 1966~ The Beatles’ final live concert

The Beatles, Exiting Plane  by  Jim Marshall

1966, San Francisco Airport / Silver Gelatin Photograph / Various collections

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Audio: Candlestick Park, San Francisco: The Beatles’ final concert~
https://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/08/29/candlestick-park-san-francisco-final-concert/

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Self Portraits~August 29

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/29~

August 23, 1995~ Photographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt dies

Big Fish, Sarasota, Florida by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographed in 1959 / Gelatin silver print / Image: 13 1/16”x10 1/16” / Various collections

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Self Portraits~August 23

Alexander Milne Calder: Born August 23(?), 1846

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

August 5, 1979~ Willie Mays inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Untitled (Willie Mays, No. 43) by David Levinthal

2003 / Polaroid (Polacolor ER Land Film print) / 25 3/8”x20 3/4”
Various collections, incl. San Jose Museum of Art, CA

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Self Portraits~August 5

Roberta Dodd Crawford: Born August 5, 1897

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/5~

July 29, 1836~ Inauguration of l’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, in Paris

The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792),
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, 1833-36, by François Rude

Photograph by Gustave Le Gray / 1852 / Salted paper print / 19”x14 1/2” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Summer~ July 29

Marguerite Mahood: Born July 29, 1901

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

July 15, 1923~ Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones is born

Philly Joe Jones by Francis Wolff

Date unknown / Black & white photograph shot with twin-lens, square-format Rolleiflex / ©Francis Wolff

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The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff~
http://si-siris.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-blue-note-photographs-of-francis.html
The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs~
http://www.openculture.com/2018/11/the-impossibly-cool-album-covers-of-blue-note-records.html
Cool, clear, collected~
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/cool-clear-collected

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Summer~ July 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/15~

June 15, 1878~ Eadweard Muybridge successfully captures a horse in motion in series of photographs

The ZoopraxiscopeHorse Galloping by Eadweard Muybridge

c.1893 / Outlines drawn by Erwin F. Faber, lithographed, hand colored / 12″ disc
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, DC

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More about Eadweard Muybridge~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/04/09/eadweard-muybridge-born-april-9-1830/

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Pride Month~ June 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~