See You On The Bowery

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

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Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45, (14401.1993)

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Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45

Two people, at night, walk on the sidewalk in front of the Fuerst Brothers restaurant at 221 Bowery (in 1940 there were two more Fuerst Brothers restaurants on 15 and 104 Bowery). The photo is the gelatin silver print that was used to produce the photo-gravure image on page 156 in the book Naked City. The other image is a JPEG of the original 4×5 negative that was used to produce the gelatin silver pint that was used to produce the photo-gravure image in the book, and is now on a blog.

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Weegee, [Bowery], 1943-45, (1986_98)

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Weegee, [Bowery], 1943-45

Sammy’s Bowery Follies (267 Bowery), just south of the 7-Up sign, is visible in the background of this photo. The photo is the gelatin silver print that was used to produce the photo-gravure image on page 157 of the book Naked City. The above image is a JPEG of the original 4×5 negative that was used to produce the gelatin silver print that was used in the production of the photo-gravure print in the book, and everything is now on a blog. Sometimes what is outside the frame (crop marks, measurements, stamps, inscriptions, etc.), marginal and usually unseen, is as important as what is in the picture.

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

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

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