Happy Birthday Weegee!

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Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1935

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Weegee, My Studio, 1941

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Weegee, Weegee with Mrs. George Washington at Met Opera House, ca. 1943

Weegee, Weegee and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove, 1963

Weegee, Weegee and Andy Warhol, ca. 1965

Weegee was born today, June 12, 1899.

Born Usher Fellig near Lemberg (also know as Lvov), Austria (now Ukraine), to Rachel and Bernard Fellig. Weegee was the second of seven children. The first four (Elias, Usher, Rachel, and Phillip) were born in Lemberg and the youngest three siblings (Molly, Jack, and Yetta) were born in the United States.

Arthur Fellig began using the name Weegee around 1935.

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