Weegee Wednesdays: Keeping Cool and Wet in the Summer, Day and Night, During the Hottest Days of the Year, Early 1940s, New York City

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Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Upper West Side. New York], ca. 1945 (Weegee Portfolio 14)

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Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Lower East Side, New York], 1942 (880.1993)

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Weegee, [Woman sprayed with water from an open fire hydrant, New York], ca. 1943 (14503.1993, 14504.1993, 14506.1993)

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Weegee, [Boy spraying woman with water from an open fire hydrant, New York], ca. 1943 (14508.1993)

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Weegee, [Man sprayed with water from an open fire hydrant, New York], ca. 1943 (14509.1993)

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Weegee, [Girls playing in water in the street, New York], ca. 1943 (698.1993)

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Weegee, [Adults and children playing in an open fire hydrant on the hottest day of the year, New York], (2394.1993)

Yes, It Was The Hottest Day of the Year All Right, All Right
Yesterday thermometer showed 92.6 at 4:45 p.m. – highest of 1942. At 1 a.m. yesterday it was 85, that was when this man opened the fire hydrant. PM, July 20, 1942

Weegee Wednesdays is an occasional series exploring, or just enjoying, the life and work of Weegee.

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