April 25, 1959: Though Fidel Castro’s 1959 visit to New York City included a rally in Central Park at which a bomb-carrying assassin was thwarted, and though the Cuban leader’s program included seeding socialist revolution across the Americas, it didn’t preclude a break for ice cream, nor a trip to the Bronx Zoo. The Times reported Mr. Castro as saying, after he fed some elephants, that the zoo was “the best thing New York City has.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

April 25, 1959: Though Fidel Castro’s 1959 visit to New York City included a rally in Central Park at which a bomb-carrying assassin was thwarted, and though the Cuban leader’s program included seeding socialist revolution across the Americas, it didn’t preclude a break for ice cream, nor a trip to the Bronx Zoo. The Times reported Mr. Castro as saying, after he fed some elephants, that the zoo was “the best thing New York City has.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

Roy Halston during a fitting, photographed by Meyer Liebowitz for The New York Times, 1965

Roy Halston during a fitting, photographed by Meyer Liebowitz for The New York Times, 1965

From February 1969, a shot of St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. Photo by Meyer Liebowitz / The New York Times.

From February 1969, a shot of St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. Photo by Meyer Liebowitz / The New York Times.

That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman black and a woman proves I would think that our society is not yet either just or free #ShirleyChisholm wrote in her 1970 autobiography Unbought and Unbossed. She later said she did not want to be remembered as the first black woman to be elected to Congress or to run for president but rather as a black woman who dared to be herself. Here the @nytimes staff photographer @Meyer Liebowitz…

That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman black and a woman proves I would think that our society is not yet either just or free #ShirleyChisholm wrote in her 1970 autobiography Unbought and Unbossed. She later said she did not want to be remembered as the first black woman to be elected to Congress or to run for president but rather as a black woman who dared to be herself. Here the @nytimes staff photographer @Meyer Liebowitz…

Bold photography is utilized to capture this New York State mind by providing the typical busy New York City life with cluttered and a framed orientation.

Bold photography is utilized to capture this New York State mind by providing the typical busy New York City life with cluttered and a framed orientation.

Cuban President Fidel Castro shaking hands with American vice-president Richard Nixon during a press reception in Washington, 1959

Cuban President Fidel Castro shaking hands with American vice-president Richard Nixon during a press reception in Washington, 1959

Elliott Erwitt, Fidel Castro, Cuba, 1964

Elliott Erwitt, Fidel Castro, Cuba, 1964

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