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HISTORY IN A MOMENT


Wright Brothers First Flight, Kitty Hawk, December 17, 1903
Wright Brothers First Flight, Kitty Hawk, December 17, 1903

A major exhibition of iconic moments in history as captured by the leading photojournalists of the time. September 30 - November 20, 2016

"History In A Moment" mines the depth and breadth of Monroe Gallery's archives and is combined with new, never-before exhibited photojournalism masterpieces, from the early 1900's to the present day. The photographs in this exhibition are as much a history of American photojournalism as they are a history of the changing face of the latter part of the Twentieth Century. Through the images captured in these photographs, the eyes of a nation were opened as never before to a changing world.

Historic images featured in the exhibition include the Wright Brothers’ first flight, scenes of migrant workers in the 1930’s and the Great Depression, searing war and conflict photography from World War II, Vietnam, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Historic political campaigns are represented, as are key moments in the civil rights struggle from the 1050’s to the present day.

The exhibit includes several photographs by 93-year old Tony Vaccaro. This Fall, the documentary film “Under Fire: The Untold Story of Private First Class Tony Vacarro” will premire at film festivals nation-wide. The film tells the story of how Tony survived the war, fighting the enemy while also documenting his experience at great risk, developing his photos in combat helmets at night and hanging the negatives from tree branches. Monroe Gallery is the exclusive representative for Tony’s work and “History in a Moment” presents Tony’s historic photographs to the gallery public for the first time.

The unforgettable images in this exhibition are imbedded in our collective consciousness; they form a sort of shared visual heritage for the human race, a treasury of significant memories. Many of the photographs featured in this exhibition not only moved the public at the time of their publication, and continue to have an impact today, but set social and political changes in motion, transforming the way we live and think. Looking at the pictorial documentation of such extraordinary events we often get the impression that we are feeling the pulse of history more intensively than at other times. Although often not beautiful, or easy, they are images that shake and disquiet us; and are etched in our memories forever.



Migrant woman by the side of the road, Texas, 1937

Migrant woman by the side of the road, Texas, 1937

Demonstrators in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Strike, 1937 (Time Inc.)

Demonstrators in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Strike, 1937 (Time Inc.)

At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky, 1937

At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky, 1937



Blinded soldier, New Guinea (George Whittington being led to an aid station by Raphael Oimbari) 1942

Blinded soldier, New Guinea (George Whittington being led to an aid station by Raphael Oimbari) 1942

Dead 88 at Normandy, France, 1947

Dead 88 at Normandy, France, 1947

Hitler’s Window, Germany, 1945

Hitler’s Window, Germany, 1945



Japanese Surrender on Board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)

Japanese Surrender on Board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)

Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945

Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945

Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951

Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951



Kiss of Liberation: Sergeant Gene Costanzo kneels to kiss a little girl during spontaneous celebrations in the main square of the town of St. Briac, France, August 14, 1944

Kiss of Liberation: Sergeant Gene Costanzo kneels to kiss a little girl during spontaneous celebrations in the main square of the town of St. Briac, France, August 14, 1944

Men of the Garment District Read of President Roosevelt's Death, NYC, 1945

Men of the Garment District Read of President Roosevelt's Death, NYC, 1945

Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing

Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing



Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, November 23, 1963

Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, November 23, 1963 - Abraham Zapruder

Ralph Morse - New Yorkers reading of assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 1963

Ralph Morse - New Yorkers reading of assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 1963

New York Commuters reading of John F. Kennedy;s assassination, 1963

New York Commuters reading of John F. Kennedy;s assassination, 1963



Senator Robert Kennedy at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, 1966

Senator Robert Kennedy at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, 1966

Bobby Kennedy campaigns in IN during May of 1968, with various aides and friends: former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones

Bobby Kennedy campaigns in IN during May of 1968, with various aides and friends: former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones

Busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy after assassination attempt, June 5, 1968

Busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy after assassination attempt, June 5, 1968



	Women in Parade Down 5th Avenue on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, 1970 -Photograph by John Olsen

Women in Parade Down 5th Avenue on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, 1970 -Photograph by John Olsen

Commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, 1971

Commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, 1971

Federal troops escorting African American students to school during integration, September, 1957

Federal troops escorting African American students to school during integration, September, 1957



Brown Sisters Walk to School, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. Photograph by Carl Iwasaki

Brown Sisters Walk to School, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. Photograph by Carl Iwasaki

Elizabeth Eckford enters Little Rock High School, 1957 - Jack Perkins

Elizabeth Eckford enters Little Rock High School, 1957 - Jack Perkins

Fire hoses aimed at Demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Fire hoses aimed at Demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963



Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965

Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965

Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965

Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965

Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965

Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965



Alabama State Troopers, equipped with gas masks, tear gas canisters and carrying billy clubs wait beyond the Bridge

Alabama State Troopers, equipped with gas masks, tear gas canisters and carrying billy clubs wait beyond the Bridge

Amelia Boynton Robinson was beaten unconscious. “I have always wondered what the state trooper was thinking.

Amelia Boynton Robinson was beaten unconscious. “I have always wondered what the state trooper was thinking.

On the Road, the Selma March, 1965

On the Road, the Selma March, 1965



The Soiling of Old Glory

The Soiling of Old Glory

Stop Police Killings, Selma March, 1965

"Stop Police Killings", Selma March, 1965

Rashaad Davis, 23, backs away as St. Louis County police officers approach him with guns drawn and eventually arrest him, Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014

Rashaad Davis, 23, backs away as St. Louis County police officers approach him with guns drawn and eventually arrest him, Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014



The Beatles arrive, February 7, 1964, New York

The Beatles arrive, February 7, 1964, New York

Jackie Robinson rounding Third base during World series against the Yankees, 1955

Jackie Robinson rounding Third base during World series against the Yankees, 1955

1968 Olympics Black Power salute, by John Dominis Time Inc

1968 Olympics Black Power salute, by John Dominis Time Inc



Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Sonny Liston, Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965

Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Sonny Liston, Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965

		Hilton Hotel, Michigan Avenue, August 1968, Democratic Convention

Hilton Hotel, Michigan Avenue, August 1968, Democratic Convention

Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam, June 8, 1972
© 2004 The Associated Press

Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam, June 8, 1972 © 2004 The Associated Press



Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968

Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968

	Mary Vecchio grieving over stain student, Kent State, May 4, 1970

Mary Vecchio grieving over stain student, Kent State, May 4, 1970

A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China

A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China



The Berlin wall comes down, Berlin, 1989

The Berlin wall comes down, Berlin, 1989

President John F. Kennedy looking over Berlin wall to Eastern Sector, 1963

President John F. Kennedy looking over Berlin wall to Eastern Sector, 1963

Nelson Mandela, 1990

Nelson Mandela, 1990



Gandhi, India, 1946

Gandhi, India, 1946

Firefighters at Ground Zero, Sept. 11, 2001 © Bergen Record

Firefighters at Ground Zero, Sept. 11, 2001 © Bergen Record

Ground Zero, New York City, September 14, 2001

Ground Zero, New York City, September 14, 2001



Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Morley, Michigan,2006

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Morley, Michigan, 2006

Iraq War Games, Baghdad, Iraq, July 2, 2007 - Hadi Mizbahn

Iraq "War Games", Baghdad, Iraq, July 2, 2007 - Hadi Mizbahn

The Sunday Before Victory, November 2, 2008, Columbus, Ohio

The Sunday Before Victory, November 2, 2008, Columbus, Ohio



An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested on Broadway and Wall Street on November 17, 2011

An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested on Broadway and Wall Street on November 17, 2011

Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, NJ, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, NJ, 2012



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