“The Bowery by day… Where only the El makes music…”

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Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45, (14391.1993)

Looking north on the Bowery across Broome toward Kenmare. to the right is William Simpson and Co., pawnbrokers, at 151 Bowery. The Third Avenue Elevated is at left, with an arrow pointing west to the Holland Tunnel. The Weegee Guide to New York, p.93

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Weegee, Naked City, 1945, pp. 156-157

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Weegee, Under the Third Avenue El, 1943-45 (Portfolio 35)

But there is beauty along this street of forgotten men… it lies in the patterned black and gold along the trolley tacks where the morning sun breaks through. Naked City, 1945, p. 157

Both of the above photos, pages 156 (looking uptown) and 157 (looking downtown) of Naked City, were made on the Bowery, at the corner of Bowery and Broome.

A map (an experiment and work-in-progress) of photos in the ICP archives that were made on the Bowery:

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G.W. Bromley & Co., 1897: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “Atlas of the city of New York, Manhattan Island. From actual surveys and official plans [title page]” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. digitalcollections.nypl.org

Stollmack & Goldstein: 310 Bowery
ICP: 250 Bowery
Charles Eisenmann: 229 Bowery
JD Maxwell: 186 Bowery.
Bowery (14391.1993) and Under the Third Avenue El (Portfolio 35): Bowery and Broome

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

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