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Feb. 19, 1941: On the Capitol steps, Senator James M. Mead of New York and Representative J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey demonstrated “the maneuverability of the Army’s new midget scout cars.” Mr. Thomas told The Associated Press: “My heart was in my mouth.” Photo: The New York Times
'The Double Face', © Bill Stettner 1963
“I wanted to make a picture that made the point that underneath it all, we’re all the same. I wanted to take a picture of ordinary blue-collar workers – a sort of Avedon close up – using a black man for one half of the face, and a white man for the other – so that the black man looked like the shadow side of the white man’s face.
These days this would simple with computers - but back in 1963 it all had to be done in the camera. I had a huge casting session that went on for ever, and eventually , shot 36 sheets of 5” x 4” film of the white guy – cross lit from the right. At this stage I hadn’t found a black face that matched and I didn’t for quite a while – in fact the film stayed untouched in the slide holders for two months.”
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painting by Denise Levy - www.theresstilltime.com