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The World of Tomorrow

The 1939 World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. One of the main exhibits of the fair was “The World of Tomorrow,” which explored the idea of what cities would look like in the future. The design … Continue reading

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New York Chinese Welcome New Year to Pell Street in a Snowstorm

Weegee, PM Daily, January 27, 1941 New York Chinese Welcome New Year to Pell Street in a Snowstorm In the Chinese calendar, today is New Year’s – the 4639th, and the 30th of the Chinese Republic [year of the White … Continue reading

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ICP Goes to the Movies

In honor of the New York Film Festival, which begins this week, we decided to look at some works made by noted photographers on film sets. Although Chim (David Seymour) is much better known for his war photography, he took … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today… A New Kind of Newspaper: “We are for people who are kindly and courageous and honest.”

On June 18, 1940 the first (Vol. 1, No. 1) copy of PM rolled of the presses (leased from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle) and into the hands and under the eyes of eager New Yorkers. From: Ralph Ingersoll To: The … Continue reading

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In Carnegie the Man with the Face of Christ Sits Alone

PM Daily, January 19, 1945,  p. 13 (photo by John De Biase) PM Daily, January 19, 1945, p. 13 (text by Natalie Davies and photo by John De Biase) About two years before Louie Hardin became Moondog (in memory of … Continue reading

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Weegee Covers Christmas in New York

PM Daily, December 26, 1940 “Weegee Covers Christmas in New York… In Pictures and Words” by Weegee Early Christmas Eve I received a phone call from Wesley Price, one of PM’s picture editors. Price told me he wanted a good … Continue reading

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69 years ago…

PM Daily, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 18, 1940 On June 18, 1940, PM newspaper started publishing. PM was an innovative and progressive (and relatively expensive) liberal daily newspaper. The first issue is somewhat typical: articles about World War II … Continue reading

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The Joy of Living… on Third Avenue

Weegee, Joy of Living, 1942 Weegee’s photograph was made on Third Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets, facing south. The caption from PM Daily (April 17, 1942, p. 7) reads: “Car Hits 3d Ave. L – One Dies, Two Hurt. … Continue reading

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Victory-Europe Day

Weegee, Victory-Europe Day, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, photo by John Albert, May 8, 1945 PM Daily, photos by Morris Gordon and John Albert, May 8, 1945 Sidewalk newsstand on Victory-Europe or V-E Day. The … Continue reading

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Intermission… November 25, 1941

Weegee, Intermission, November 25, 1941 Weegee, Intermission, November 25, 1941 PM Daily, November 25, 1941, p. 22 PM Daily, November 25, 1941, p. 22 “‘Intermission’ I made this at the opening of the Met Opera Season.. I wanted to get … Continue reading

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