Monthly Archives: September 2015

Weegee Wednesday: The Photographer Who Mistook a Photographer’s Hat for a Head

[Weegee’s hat], ca. 1950 There aren’t too many hats here in the archive, but there is this beautiful brown fedora, once worn by Weegee. (The connection between the French actress Sarah Bernhardt and Weegee, Sarah Bernhardt and Weegee walk into … Continue reading

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“This is Coffee!”

Kenneth Silverman, Coffee drying farm, Los Ateos, El Salvador, 1980-1982 (369.2005) Cornell Capa, [Carlos Manuel Pellecer speaks to coffee workers, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala], 1953 (L.2008.8) William Vandivert, A Russian kid in the Displaced Person Camp gets down to some molasses … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Five Photos of People Blowing Bubbles

Weegee, [Girls watching movie, Palace Theater, New York], ca. 1943 Weegee, [Children watching movie, Palace Theater, New York], ca. 1943 (2117.1993) Weegee, [Girl watching movie, Palace Theater, New York], ca. 1943 (7385.1993) Weegee, Hawthorne, Radio MC, ca. 1949 (9194.1993) [Jim … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday triptych: Celebrations and Thanks

On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories… Three for 09/09, Part 3: Celebrations and Thanks. PM, September 9, 1943, p. 14 Little … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday triptych: Due to Increase in Murders The Photo League Presents 2nd Edition “Murder is My Business” by Weegee

On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories… Three for 09/09, Part 2: “Due to Increase in Murders The Photo League Presents 2nd … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday triptych: “Loafer Shoots Cop in Tussle at Park Zoo”

Weegee, “John Shafran,” 1940 (2374.1993) On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories. Three for 09/09, Part 1: “Loafer Shoots Cop in Tussle … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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