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 Edition “Murder is My Business” by Weegee”.

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PM, September 9, 1941, p. 18 (2007.15.237)

PM’s Weegee Exhibits More of His Police_News Photos
Our Police Headquarters photographer, Weegee, got his name in all the camera magazines last month when the Photo League put on a show of his news pictures. Yesterday, prompted by gallery-visitor response to the first, the League opened a second edition of the exhibit in its clubroom at 31 E. 21st St. The new show, a complete change of pictures from the first, will run through Sept. 27 – 1 to 10 p.m. weekdays, 2 to 6 on Saturdays, no admission charge. Above, in a photo by one of the league members, Weegee puts finishing touches to the display. Typical comments in the visitors’ book: “Great pictures”… “Terrific”… “Could do better with a Brownie”… “Have gone away for the weekend to recuperate.”
PM, September 9, 1941, p. 18

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Unidentified Photographer, [Weegee photographing the exhibition: “Weegee: Murder is My Business II” at the Photo League, New York], 1941 (19984.1993)

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Weegee, [Installation view of “Weegee: Murder is My Business II” at the Photo League, New York]” 1941 (19982.1993)

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

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

  1. csuspect says:

    It would be wonderful if there was a way to post a slide gallery of WeeGee’s actual images that appeared in the exhibit.

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