“Loaded with pumpernickel…”


Pumpernickel: Serge Chaloff Sextette; S. Chaloff; Serge Chaloff; Red Rodney; Earl Swope; George Walington; Curley Russell; Tiny Kahn; March 5, 1947


PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24

Didn’t Sight Pole; Smacked Same
A precious rubber tire was about all that could be salvaged yesterday when a truck loaded with pumpernickel crashed into a light pole at Stanton and Pitt Sts. The pole was broken off. Photos by Weegee, PM.


Weegee, [Man carrying a painting, New York], October 1943 (17426.1993)


Weegee, [Men carrying a painting, New York], October 1943 (17428.1993)

October 12, 1943 was a twofer Tuesday for Weegee. In 1940 the Reliable Thrift Shop was at 760 Third Avenue (between 40th and 41st streets). Perhaps the Reliable Thrift Shop went out of business in 1944. An ad in the Brooklyn Eagle, June 18, 1944, states: “RELIABLE THRIFT SHOP: good, clean stock: sacrifice $300 everything. 1361 3d Ave., 78th St., N.Y.C.” Weegee photographed and PM published. Throughout the early 40s, and in his early forties, Weegee captured events, like fires and accidents (that were often not covered by other newspapers, like these two) on the home front during wartime, humorously, tirelessly, and reliably.


PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24

E. 37th St. Scandal
Naked as the day her creator painted her on the canvas, this beautiful thing leaves 167 E. 37th St. during a fire there yesterday. Several other paintings were rescued from the flames.


PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24


Major Records: (1) Car starting and running; (2) Screech of brakes and crash with women’s scream; (3) Crowd murmurs at scene of accident; (4) Ambulance Bell and Siren; (5) Surf)

This entry was posted in Fans in a Flashbulb and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s