Author Archives: Chris George

Weegee Wednesdays: “Happy 4th of July to you… Wish I was with you…”

Weegee, [Letter from Weegee in Los Angeles to Wilma Wilcox in New York City], July 1, 1959 (2009.70.29) 56 years ago today: Hi Dear… Wed.- Everything arrived safe… There is going to be another meeting at CBS Television later this … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “I had no phone; I’m allergic to them”

Weegee photos of people on the phone and quotes about telephones from Weegee by Weegee… Yes, this week, I’m phoning it in… Weegee, A phone booth is a handy place to make a date, ca. 1943 (2123.1993) Weegee, [George C. … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Ladies of Liberties

Weegee, Statue of Liberty, ca. 1955 (3372.1993) Weegee, Statue of Liberty: Swing, baby, it’s a free country ain’t it?, ca. 1955 (3357.1993) Weegee, [Statue of Liberty], ca. 1961 (5912.1993) Weegee, [Man climbs 85-foot ladder to secure torch on the plastic … Continue reading

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MEOW! Artists and Their Cats… (part 2)

Michel Auer, Jane Evelyn Atwood, 1983 (336.1988) Barbara Morgan (1900-1992), Berenice Abbott [1898-1991] with Cat, 1942 (543.1986) Unidentified Photographer, [Weegee, 1899-1968, and kitten], ca. 1958 (22649.1993) Nearly five years ago (about 36 years if you were a dog) I (put … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Coney Island Revisited”

PM, June 9, 1941, pp. 16-17 74 years ago yesterday: Coney Island Revisited… Pictures and Words by Weegee I had been waiting three hours to get a picture of the official first lost child of the new season when a … Continue reading

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“Patience Is What You Need to Take Cat Pictures”

Ralph Steiner, “Patience Is What You Need to Take Cat Pictures,” PM Weekly, July 13, 1941, pp. 48-49 (photos by Thurman Rotan, Torkel Korling, Ruth Bernhard, and R.L. Doty, etc.) Cats are like children in that most people like them. … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “The opera shot got the most laughs”

PM, June 2, 1944, p. 12 PM, June 2, 1944, pp. 12-13 71 years ago yesterday: A Weegee Gets Attention At Museum of Modern Art The big picture at the lower right is the center of attraction in Weegee’s section … Continue reading

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