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Bill Cunningham’s ‘Facade’ photos at NYC museum

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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:00 pm

NEW YORK — Bill Cunningham is a familiar presence on the social and fashion pages of The New York Times, and the streets of New York City, riding a bicycle with a small camera bag strapped to his waist.

But long before his images of street fashion became a regular newspaper feature, Cunningham spent eight years, from 1968 to 1976, working on a whimsical photo essay of models in period costumes posing against historic sites of the same vintage.

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