Photo: Charlie Chaplin on Wall Street in 1918 - The Strut

Photo: Charlie Chaplin on Wall Street in 1918

This is a photo of Charlie Chaplin in front of Federal Hall on Wall Street in 1918 (click image for a larger version).  He is standing in front of the George Washington statue that commemorates the spot where Washington was sworn in as our first president.

I had the pleasure of seeing this picture in person at the Met on Saturday.  It blew me away.  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’ve walked by that statue so many times, the celebrity of Chaplin, the time period, or the faces of the people in crowd, but I have to say this is one of my all time favorite photos.

Here is a press clipping describing the event, and here is another photo from that day.

The exhibit ”Our Future Is In The Air”: Photographs from the 1910’s is on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until April 10th 2011

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