Author Archives: Chris George

Weegee Wednesdays: 75 Tears Ago Today

PM, July 22, 1940, pp 16-17 Yesterday at Coney Island… Temperature 89… They Came Early, Stayed Late Cameraman Reports On Lost Kids, Parking Troubles Weegee, whose real name is Arthur Fellig, took this picture at four in the afternoon. The … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “The city looks strange to me with the sunlight and people going to work”

PM, July 13, 1941, pp. 62-63. Photos by Weegee [Two days and 74 days ago] Times Square, 4 a.m.: “What’s the gag?” asked Weegee. It was no gag. They had been to a party and decided to pipe their way … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “I Like Everybody”

Weegee’s buttons Weegee, like most geniuses, was born at the right time and place. The cultural, social, technological, political (William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson were some of the U.S. Presidents … Continue reading

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“The Pursuit of Happiness”

Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), Petunia C, Pony Foundation, 1970 (65.1992) Louis Faurer (1916-2001), Silent Salesman, Philadelphia, ca. 1937 (2013.99.53) Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-1972), Untitled, 1959 (30.2005) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they … Continue reading

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Flags and fireworks

Faith Ringgold, Judson 3, 1970, (877.2002) Jasper Johns, Moratorium, 1969, (837.2002) George Maciunas (1931-1978), U.S.A. Surpasses All the Genocide Records!, 1968, (817.2002) Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition, Peoples Flag Show, 1970 (883.2002) Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers … Continue reading

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Photos of (mostly) unidentified people with flags, made by (mostly) unidentified photographers

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Men with Sleeping Puppies in Wheelbarrow and an American Flag], ca. 1860s (2009.55.1) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with American Flag], ca. 1885 (2007.54.16) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Saluting the Flag, ca. 1892 (185.1982) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman, … Continue reading

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Think

William Copley, Think, 1967 (793.2002) Bruce Davidson, [Woman in window with American Flag; East 100th Street, New York City, USA], 1962 (2006.15.6) Unidentified Photographer, [American flag and sign, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington D.C.], August 28, 1963 … Continue reading

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