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Photos: Inside The Last Days Of The ARChive Of Contemporary Music In Tribeca

ARChive founder B. George

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A signed copy of Ice-T's album "The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!"

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B. George holding a rare copy of an early Beach Boys collection signed by the entire group

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Novelty Michael Jackson air fresheners

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One of the few remaining original copies of Robert Johnson's single, "Me and the Devil Blues"

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A limited edition "I Am The Walrus" tie from the '60s

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A copy of the "Taxi Driver" soundtrack signed by Robert De Niro, who has a noticeably large signature

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A giant poster of Isaac Hayes' "Black Moses" album hanging on the wall

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The archives are in order by genres (or cover images) first, and then by artist

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A Steve Keene painting made for the ARChive

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A giant photo of Iggy Pop signing a woman's breasts

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A copy of Queen's "A Night At The Opera" signed by the entire band

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The Velvet Underground's third album signed by Lou Reed

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"The Silence Of The Lambs" soundtrack signed by director Jonathan Demme

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"Hunky Dory" signed by David Bowie

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Various Beatles ephemera and tchotchkes

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The Rolling Stones' first album signed by the entire band (including Brian Jones)

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The Police album "Outlandos d'Amour" signed by the entire group

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A ukulele signed by Eddie Vedder and other members of Pearl Jam

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An original copy of Bob Marley's "Catch A Fire" signed by the entire band; the sleeve functioned like a real Zippo lighter case

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