Monthly Archives: November 2017

“A look of grave concern…”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Police officer looking at woman on stretcher, New York], November 30, 1943 (966.1993) At 12:50 AM on November 30th, 1943 an explosion on the ground floor of the Western Electric Company building killed two people and injured more … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946

James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000) James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) (More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Aaron … Continue reading

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“A wishful dream about Thanksgiving, turkey, etc.” – Happy Thanksgiving, 2017

Aaron Siskind, Harlem Peace Meals, ca. 1937 (93.1981) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 (2007.110.55) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Lee Sievan, Turkey Dinner 40¢, 1940s (7.1990) Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the … Continue reading

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Inflation, or “…it’s just the hand of a 45 foot clown”

Weegee, [Cop and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon hand, New York], 1945 (14753.1993) Weegee, [Female cab driver with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, New York], 1945 (14751.1993) Don’t be SCARED… LADY CAB DRIVER… cruising down COLUMBUS AVE in the rain… … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Fansinaflashbulb!

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Camera], ca. 1935 (437.2005) Nine years ago today Fansinaflashbub was born. It premiered with the post: Let the blog begin Posted on November 19, 2008 by fansinaflashbulb Starting on November 20, the International Center of … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Cats

Weegee, “…and the cat!”, November 25, 1943 (13996.1993) PM, November 25, 1943, p. 12 How to Wreck a Tavern – Cold Sober! Federal men took care of Walsh’s Bar and Grill, 213 Tenth Ave. after place was accused of taking … Continue reading

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Belles Fontaines

Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Fontaine Colbert, Rue Colbert 6, 1907-08 (Printed 1907-27) (2008.111.33) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Ancienne Fountaire Saint-Benoit, 1624, aujord’hui College de France, 1898-1927 (2011.52.12) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Le Chateau de Versailles, 1898-1927 (2011.52.26) Eugène Atget (1857-1927), Juvisy, Fontaine, Pont … Continue reading

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