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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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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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 in her Chambers

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Five Presidents, Oval Office

Former President George H.W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office at the White House, January 7, 2009.

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President and Mrs. Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a freight elevator at the Washington Convention Center on their way to one of 10 Inaugural Balls, Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2009.

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The Cover that Missed

Photographer Ansel Adams jokes around with his glass-less glasses during a cover shoot for Time Magazine. He would have preferred this image to the one the magazine ran and called it, “the cover that missed.”

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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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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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Pulling In

Passengers wait for the train to pull into the station. One of the Myrtle Avenue “El” Train series.

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Angkor Wat

Clouds hover over two towers at the world’s largest religious monument on January 9, 2018.

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