Author Archives: Chris George

Weegee Wednesday: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 16, 1944 (14254.1993) PM, April 16, 1944, p. m4 Seventy one years ago tomorrow, April 16, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s Bowery Follies … Continue reading

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The American Civil War ended 150 years ago today: April 9, 1865

Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman and Soldier], ca. 1863 (2007.14.1) Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), [Union Army hospital ward], ca. 1864 (81.1999)

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Happy 185th Birthday Anniversary to Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, LeCount Bros. & Mansur’s Stationary Establishment, ca. 1873 (977.2005) Eadweard Muybridge (AKA Edward James Muggeridge), an innovative photographer, was born on April 9th, 1830.

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City. Herman … Continue reading

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Circular Salome

Unidentified Photographer, [Decapitated Man with Head on a Platter], ca. 1865 (2008.81.15)

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Weegee’s Guide to New York: Weegee was here…

If you, like me, find yourself walking around New York City, wondering: Was Weegee here? Did Weegee make a photograph on this street? Of this building? In this room? Right here? Can we return to the scene of the crime? … Continue reading

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Save the elephants

I celebrated World Wildlife Day, in part, by looking at photos of elephants. (Perhaps not the most productive or proactive way to stop wildlife crime.) I love elephants. Unfortunately most of the elephants in the photos were in captivity, and … Continue reading

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