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Edith Wharton Glamour
On this day in 1862, writer Edith Wharton was born. Wharton’s fiction was often centered on the opulent world of New York high society. In her memory, we present a vintage gallery of New York balls and galas. NEW YORK CITY—Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Debutante ball, 1959.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
It's about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.