First Female Justices

The first two female Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, seated in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol Building, March 28, 2001, surrounded by statues of men. The two Justices were preparing to address a meeting of the Congressional Women’s Caucus.

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All Aboard

A Myrtle Avenue “El” Train conductor looks out as the train arrives at the station. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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Saigon Protest

A disabled Vietnamese veteran protests the lack of benefits in Saigon in front of the Veteran’s Ministry. This is one of the photos from David Hume Kennerly’s portfolio that won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography.

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Departing

As the train pulls into a station, it passes houses with the x-ed out windows indicating anticipated demolishment. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in her chambers at the Supreme Court on August 7, 2002. Ginsburg was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

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Buffalo Boys

Even with heavy fighting nearby, two young Cambodian boys tend their water buffalo, December 4, 1971. This is one of the photos from David Hume Kennerly’s portfolio that won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography.

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Buffalo Boys

Even with a battle raging nearby, these two boys are all smiles while tending their water buffalo, December 4, 1971. This is one of the photos from David Hume Kennerly’s portfolio that won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography.

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Clinton Listens

President Bill Clinton listens with concern in the oval office in 1996 to a family member of a victim of Pan Am flight 103. The plane was on a flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to JFK in New York when it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, the target of a Libyan-sponsored terrorist attack, on December 21,…

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Cold Stare

Two women share a bench on the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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Brooklyn Kids

The Girl with the Cap Gun and ‘Tude “One of the true joys of having the time to go back through my archives at a more leisurely pace is uncovering the occasional gem that had been hiding away, and in this case one that had been unseen for over 50 years. I took this in…

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain laughs during a celebration at the White House of the American bicentennial on July 7, 1976.

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President Ford’s casket, U.S. Capitol

President Gerald R. Ford lies in State inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, December 31, 2006, less than a week after his death on December 26 at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. Following a state funeral at the National Cathedral, he was interred at his Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Lethal Crown

A South Vietnamese airborne paratrooper with a band of bullets circling his helmet on Highway 13, 40 miles north of Saigon. This was the site of the South Vietnamese field command post for the 6th paratrooper battalion in their counter-attack against Communist forces pushing into nearby An Loc and had swept to within 34 miles…

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Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow on the set of the film John and Mary, in which she co-starred with Dustin Hoffman.

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Five Presidents

President George H.W. Bush and Former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, and Richard Nixon at the Reagan Library dedication in Simi Valley, California, November 4, 1991. Kennerly made a calculated choice to position himself to the side of the presidents at the dedication ceremony instead of in front where most of the…

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East Pakistani Refugees

A father and his son huddle inside a tent at an Indian refugee camp. They are two of the millions who fled into India to escape East Pakistani troops. This is one of the photos from David Hume Kennerly’s portfolio that won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography.

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Miles Davis in Portland

Miles Davis backstage at the Oriental Theatre on May 21, 1966. Davis recorded a live album that night with his group the Miles Davis Quintet, including pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Richard Davis, drummer Tony Williams, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

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Details

Canvas straps to steady commuters drop from the ceiling of the train. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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Holding On

A woman’s hand holds on to the aging strap. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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Robert Kennedy at Labor Hall

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy during a speech at a Labor Hall where he campaigned on behalf of Oregon Congressional candidates. October 24, 1966. This image was a defining moment in Kennerly’s journalism career. “Periodically national stories landed on my doorstep. One such time was when Senator Robert Kennedy came to town in 1966. Traveling with…

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Lone Soldier

An American GI from the 101st Airborne Division makes his way across a hillside near Firebase Gladiator on the rim of Vietnam’a A Shau Valley. The Pulitzer committee described this image as showing, “the loneliness and desolation of war”.

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East Pakistani Refugees

A father and his son huddle inside a tent at an Indian refugee camp. They are two of the millions who fled into India to escape East Pakistani troops.

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Waiting

A man seen in profile as he waits for the train. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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First Lady Wincing

First Lady Hillary Clinton winced as the Secretary of Education recounted how he beat President Clinton at a game of Hearts on Air Force One. Taken in the White House Roosevelt Room, January 29, 1998. Mrs. Clinton inscribed a print of this photo to Kennerly, “Dear David, you caught me thinking about you.”

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