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Iconic pictures

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There are some instantly recognisable pictures. Images so famous you’ve probably seen them a thousand times. That picture of Einstein with his tongue out. Marylin Monroe on the air vent. Audrey Hepburn with the cigarette holder. I wonder how widely recognised these pictures are. I’d be interested to see what other pictures people think are in this category. It’s not simply that the person in the picture is recognisable. There is something about the particular shot too. This is all a bit incoherent. Let’s try the ostensive definition method. Pictures like these:

einstein with his tongue out

Monroe on air vent

Hepburn with cigarette holder

These are all black and white. And all the first GIS result for the surname of their subjects. I’m sure there are other equally well recognised pictures. But I can’t think of any others at the moment. Any suggestions?

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Written by Seamus

May 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm

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