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Vintage Photojournalism


Yale Joel/©Time Inc - The verso (back) of “A view of the funeral for Robert F. Kennedy, 1968” showing inscriptions and usage in publications
Yale Joel/©Time Inc - The verso (back) of “A view of the
funeral for Robert F. Kennedy, 1968” showing
inscriptions and usage in publications

Santa Fe--Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce: “Vintage Photojournalism”, a major exhibition of rare vintage prints from the 20th Century’s master photojournalists. The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, February 19, 5 – 7 pm, and continues through April 17.

The exhibit features unique, one of a kind prints that were used to fill requests for reproduction in LIFE magazine and other major publications, many with important historic information inscribed and stamped on the verso (backside) of the photograph. By definition, a vintage print is a print made at or close to the time the photographer recorded the image onto the negative. Because these photographers were working on assignments for the next issue of a publication, the prints were frequently made within days of the negative and show evidence of the photographer’s or photo editor’s preferences for cropping, enlarging, or other directions. Although these images opened American eyes to the wonders of the world, many of these prints have never before been exhibited.



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

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

Transient worker camp near Raymondsville, Texas, 1936

Transient worker camp near Raymondsville, Texas, 1936

A view showing The Purple Sage Tavern, West George, Texas, 1939 (Time Inc.)

A view showing The Purple Sage Tavern, West George, Texas, 1939 (Time Inc.)



A view showing the Tamale industry in Brownsville Marketplace, Brownsville, Texas, 1939 (Time Inc.)

A view showing the Tamale industry in Brownsville Marketplace, Brownsville, Texas, 1939 (Time Inc.)

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

Author Gertrude Stein walking with Alice B. Toklas and their dog, Basket, after liberation in France, September, 1944

Author Gertrude Stein walking with Alice B. Toklas and their dog, Basket, after liberation in France, September, 1944



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

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

FRANCIS MILLER - Police turning fire hoses onto protesters against school integration, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1959

FRANCIS MILLER - Police turning fire hoses onto protesters against school integration, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1959

 FRANCIS MILLER - African Americans carrying signs protesting discrimination during demonstration at rally, Detroit, 1963

FRANCIS MILLER - “African Americans carrying signs protesting discrimination during demonstration at rally, Detroit, 1963”



Ku Klux Klan members standing near a burning cross during an initiation ceremony, Atlanta, Georgai, 1948

Ku Klux Klan members standing near a burning cross during an initiation ceremony, Atlanta, Georgai, 1948

Paul Schutzer - Martin Luther King smiles and shakes hands after address at the Lincoln  Memorial. “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom”, Washington, DC 1957

Paul Schutzer - Martin Luther King smiles and shakes hands after address at the Lincoln Memorial. “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom”, Washington, DC 1957

Martin Luther King Jr at a rally in Detroit, 1963 - Photo by Francis Miller

Martin Luther King Jr at a rally in Detroit, 1963 - Photo by Francis Miller



Francis Miller - Demonstrators hold hands and sing during Civil Rights demonstration in front of the Washington Monument, 1963

Francis Miller - Demonstrators hold hands and sing during Civil Rights demonstration in front of the Washington Monument, 1963

	March on Washington, 1963

March on Washington, 1963

	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.

Paul Schutzer - John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy watching Bob’'s children at play, McLean, Virginia, 1957

Paul Schutzer - John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy watching Bob’'s children at play, McLean, Virginia, 1957

Francis Miller - Senator Robert F. Kennedy becoming an honorary member of the Sioux tribe, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1963

Francis Miller - Senator Robert F. Kennedy becoming an honorary member of the Sioux tribe, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1963



President John F. Kennedy visiting Berlin, 1963

President John F. Kennedy visiting Berlin, 1963

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

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

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



ARalph Crane - Frenchman reading newspaper reports of assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 1963

Ralph Crane - Frenchman reading newspaper reports 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

Yale Joel - View of the funeral for Robert F. Kennedy, 968 (with Robert Kennedy Jr, Edward  Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Sergeant Shriver

Yale Joel - View of the funeral for Robert F. Kennedy, 968 (with Robert Kennedy Jr, Edward Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Sergeant Shriver



Prisoner being escorted, Saigon,1968

Prisoner being escorted, Saigon,1968

Series of three prints

Series of three prints

General holstering gun after execution, Saigon,1968

General holstering gun after execution, Saigon,1968



Mother Teresa, India,1978

Mother Teresa, India,1978

Chinese Premiere Chou En Lai and US President Richard Nixon toast each other, Peking, 1972

Chinese Premiere Chou En Lai and US President Richard Nixon toast each other, Peking, 1972

Gandhi with former US President Herbert Hoover, Palace of British Viceroy, 1946

Gandhi with former US President Herbert Hoover, Palace of British Viceroy, 1946



Actors Danny Kaye, June Havoc and Humphrey Bogart, with wife, actress Lauren Bacall sitting beside him, listening intently a hearing regarding communists in the film industry, 1947

Actors Danny Kaye, June Havoc and Humphrey Bogart, with wife, actress Lauren Bacall sitting beside him, listening intently a hearing regarding communists in the film industry, 1947

Gijon Mili - Portrait of Pablo Picasso at home, Mougins, France, 1967

Gijon Mili - Portrait of Pablo Picasso at home, Mougins, France, 1967

Elvis Presley performing

Elvis Presley performing



Muhammad Ali during an interview with Eric Sevareid from CBS, 1965

Muhammad Ali during an interview with Eric Sevareid from CBS, 1965

 George Silk - Green Bay Packers Head coach Vince Lombardi, 1962

George Silk - Green Bay Packers Head coach Vince Lombardi, 1962

On the set of the Misfits, Nevada

On the set of the Misfits, Nevada



Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift on the set of “The Misfits”, 1960

Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift on the set of “The Misfits”, 1960

Marilyn Monroe at a New York Yankees baseball game, Yankee Stadium, c. 1954

Marilyn Monroe at a New York Yankees baseball game, Yankee Stadium, c. 1954

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953



Sammy Davis Jr.'s comeback , Copa Cabana, New York, 1955

Sammy Davis Jr.'s comeback , Copa Cabana, New York, 1955

Robert W. Kelly Miles Davis performing, Café Bohemia, New York, 1958

Robert W. Kelly Miles Davis performing, Café Bohemia, New York, 1958

Opera de Paris Ballet School, 1930

Opera de Paris Ballet School, 1930



White Sands, New Mexico, 1952

White Sands, New Mexico, 1952

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled



Children on street at art show, New York, 1948

Children on street at art show, New York, 1948

Murder Inc. member Abe Reles, New York, c. 1940

Murder Inc. member Abe Reles, New York, c. 1940

Hilton Hotel, Michigan Avenue, August 1968, Democratic Convention

Hilton Hotel, Michigan Avenue, August 1968, Democratic Convention



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