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Coffee with Weegee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Puppies, Puppies, Puppies

Weegee (1899-1968), “Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze, New York,” February 1, 1944 (1056.1993) Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze … Continue reading

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Wendy Ewald (Working in Ráquira, Columbia)

Alirio Casas, A dream that Rubiela lost her body, 1982-83 (3809.1992) Alirio Casas, My mother drinking coffee in the kitchen after she made dinner, 1982-83 (3806.1992) Fanny Valero, Uriel saddling the burro, 1982-83 (3804.1992) Dalida Reyes, My first Communion dress … Continue reading

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“55 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, and trampled by horses…”

Charles Moore (1931-2010), [Andrew Young leading people, including John Lewis and Hosea Williams, in prayer, before the Selma to Montgomery march, Alabama], 1965 (169.1991) On Sunday morning, March 7, 1965, a march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery began … Continue reading

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Berenice Abbott On the Bowery

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), “El,” Second and Third Avenue Lines, April 24, 1936 (251.1985) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, October 24, 1935 (253.1985) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, 316-318 Bowery, New York, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Berenice Abbott … Continue reading

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A Window into Weegee’s “Naked City”

Unidentified photographer, [Window display for Weegee’s Naked City at The Chaucer Head Book Shop, New York], (20053.1993) Photographs, the citizens and constituents that populate and compose Weegee’s Naked City, including (Arrested for Vagrancy, The Critic, Frank Sinatra, Paramount Theater, Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Weegee Covers Christmas in New York…

PM, December 26, 1940 Weegee Covers Christmas in New York… In Pictures and Words by Weegee Early Christmas Eve I received a phone call from Wesley Price, one of PM’s picture editors. Price told me he wanted a good holiday … Continue reading

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Photographic likenesses in any kind of weather in front of a painted backdrop of the U.S. Capitol

Matthew D. Van Loan, [Unidentified Boy in Front of Painted Backdrop of U.S. Capitol], 1841 (2009.31.1) To commemorate the birth of Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre yesterday, and the impeachment hearings today, a daguerreotype (sixth plate, 3 1/8 by 2 5/8 inches) of … Continue reading

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“Halloween, Lewis Street, West Oakland, CA”

Joanne Leonard, Halloween, Lewis Street, West Oakland, CA, 1965 (2018.33.9)

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“…if we don’t stop burning oil and coal, the Big Apple will be cooked.”

The Yes Men, “New York Post,” September 21, 2009, p. 1 (2009.76.3) The Yes Men, “New York Post,” September 21, 2009, pp. 2-3 (2009.76.3) It’s Coming! City report says extreme storms, flooding, deadly heat waves coming soon if we don’t … Continue reading

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