Happy New Year: Hot and Free


Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke, New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time,” January 2, 1945 (15175.1993)


Weegee, “Hot,” January 1, 1940 (15010.1993)

Hot. Coney Island had a nice New Year’s spectacle in a three-alarm fire. Here are firemen celebrating holiday by putting out (not starting) a blaze. New York Daily News, January 1, 1940, p. 23


Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, New Year’s Eve at Sammy’s Bar, New York], January 1, 1943, (2017.1993)


Weegee, “New Year’s at 5 in the morning in a night club, I found this 3 year old with his parents welcoming the New Year with milk,” January 1, 1943 (14227.1993)


Weegee, [“New Year’s at 5 in the morning in a night club, I found this 3 year old with his parents welcoming the New Year with milk.” Being carried by a woman with a camera], January 1, 1943 (14228.1993)


Weegee, New Years, Stuyvesant Casino, ca. 1945 (16093.1993)


Weegee, “Mrs. Anna Sheehan… Accused as Murderess”, January 8, 1937 (14036.1993)

Mother arrested for Killing her husband during Party. She was freed at Trial. Written by Weegee on verso

Mrs. Anna Sheehan, a 27 year old mother of three, was held for stabbing her husband, Joseph Sheehan. On the way to friend’s party, couple argued over $2 taken out of the family budget for a New Year’s Eve celebration. The argument continued at the kitchen of the friend’s house. Joseph Sheehan threatened his wife with a broken bottle and Anna Sheehan picked up a knife and her husband accidentally fell against it. (Summary of New York Times articles.)

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