Monthly Archives: January 2019

“The Homicidal ‘Corpse’ – A Bloody Melodrama Enacted on the Sidewalks of New York”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, gunman and crowd, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.2) 7. Baxter, the Altman doorman, continues to hold Esposito’s foot as police come up. He and the spectators are looking at the arrival … Continue reading

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“The Greatest Series of Crime Pictures Ever Made”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.7) 1. First picture of series was shot as crowd pulled William Esposito away from body of Patrolman Maher (in background). Close to camera is Leonard Weisberg, … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon

Karl F. Struss, [Grand Canyon], 1919 (2014.56.7) John Blaustein, Granite Falls on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, 1972 (340.1981) Michael A. Smith, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1984 (2009.93.5) Patrick Nagatani, Mercedes, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A, 1994 (2013.108.31) President Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War

Weegee, [Signs on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15314.1993) Somebody had a leak in the mechanical refrigerator, so-o-o… Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15316.1993) Coast Guard keeps sign on reverse side of adjustable … Continue reading

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More “Essential Human Freedoms” (Photos by by Russell Lee, James Van Der Zee, and Weegee)

Russell Lee, In front of the moving-picture theater, Chicago, April 1941 (121.2003) Russell Lee, Candy stand run by a Negro on the South Side, Chicago, April 1941 (3.2003) Russell Lee, Bartender and owner of a tavern on the South Side, … Continue reading

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“Essential Human Freedoms”

PM, January 6, 1941, pp.1 and 8 The New York Times, January 7, 1941, p1 On Monday, January 6, 1941, 78 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented his message on the state of the Union to the 77th … Continue reading

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“The Children’s Hour,” Too

Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.419) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.406) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.443) Weegee, [Children watching movie, New York], ca. 1945 (wn.438) Weegee, [Children watching movie, … Continue reading

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