Author Archives: Christopher George

“The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading”

Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2) 1940: In Asia… Japanese soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of East Asia. Japanese troops advance to the Continent across the sea. Are they “Aggressors of Asia?” … Continue reading

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Books not bombs

Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London] [verso], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) London Landmark After Bombing London—The Roofless, Fire-gutted Library in Holland House, Lord Ilchester’s … Continue reading

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Weegee’s camera, camera case, and secrets…

Graflex, Inc., [Weegee’s Speed Graphic camera], ca. 1945 (2007.13.1) [Weegee’s camera case], ca. 1948 (22666.1993) [Weegee’s Photoflash Secrets and Westinghouse sign], 1953 (25392.1993) Three things (no photos) for the third (like a dessert) of three Weegee birthday blog posts. “To … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the “The Genius of the Camera”

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1938 (19916.1993) Weegee, [Weegee in his nightly tour of the city gets a tip from a PM newspaper seller, New York], August 10, 1941 (19644.1993) Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before … Continue reading

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An investigator, a detective, and a curious bystander

Weegee, Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Headquarters…, 1940 (19731.1993) Weegee, Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Headquarters… [verso], 1940 (19731.1993) Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Hdqs, … Continue reading

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“Face of New York on Invasion Day”

PM, June 7, 1944, p.20, Photos by Weegee Face of New York on Invasion Day The crowds in Times Square were serious yesterday – glad that D-Day had come and yet solemn at the thought of the boys in the … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944

Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France] [verso], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, … Continue reading

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