On view at Howard Greenberg Gallery: 1963
1963 was a year when everything changed. It was a roller-coaster time in American political and social history, when our nation experienced civil rights protests, the start of Beatlemania, and growing involvement in Vietnam.Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., brought enormous hope. And then, in the final months of the year, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy plunged the country into darkness, abruptly halting an age of innocence.
Bringing together more than 40 photographs depicting events from this watershed year, Howard Greenberg Gallery will present 1963 from May 9 through July 6, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Pictured: New York Commuters read of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, November 1963. This Carl Mydans photo did not appear in LIFE when the magazine published as a weekly, but has been printed in later books.
(Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Skylab EVA, Hungarian stamp, 1977.
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Editor’s Note: Co-signed.