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 sunshade.


Weegee, [Sign on plumber’s truck, New York], January 11, 1943 (15317.1993)

Plumber’s emergency service car, plainly identified.


Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15315.1993)

Hand-made sign explains a service man’s situation.


Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15318.1993)

Special dispensation for service men on leave.


PM, January 11, 1943, p.5

Wartime New York:
Pleasure Driving Ban Raises Crop of Windshield Excuses

The few automobiles that must be about on business or other legitimate errands attract eagle eyed cops and OPA [Office of Price Administration] investigators. To keep out of trouble, drivers decorate windshield with notes and signs. Examples on this page were found in the midtown district by Weegee.
PM, January 11, 1943, p.5

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