Author Archives: Christopher George

Weegee Wednesday: “Drunks Arrested on Bowery”

Weegee, Drunks arrested on the Bowery, 1943-45 (2395.1993) Across the street from Elizabeth Tailor, and slightly below Canal, the American Jobbing Co. Inc. once occupied 23 Elizabeth St. (Now there is an awning for and perhaps an entrance to “New … Continue reading

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Soviet Armenia

USSR in Construction, photo by Kislov (Soyuzphoto), February 1936, No. 2, (2012.13.30) Comrade Stalin and Elena Abramyan, a worker at the Leninakan [Gyumri] Textile mill. (At the reception of the delegation of the toilers of Soviet Armenia in the Kremlin.) … Continue reading

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“Pollution in China”

Lu Guang, The sewage plant of the Fluorine Industrial Park discharges its untreated waste into the riverbed of the Yangtze River through a 1500 meter-long pipeline, Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, “Pollution in China,” June 11, 2009 (2012.14.3) Lu Guang, The … Continue reading

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

Dora Pelletier singing a medley of “I Want a Girl (Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)” [Harry Von Tilzer and William A. Dillon, 1911], “After The Ball” [Charles K. Harris, 1891], “The Band Played On” [Charles B. Ward … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Bowery Savings Banks

Weegee (1899-1968), [Billie Dauscha and Mabel Sidney, Bowery entertainers, New York], 1944 Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, pp. 150-151 (“Ladies keep their money in their stockings…”) PM, July 18, 1945 In an early review of Naked City, PM editor John … Continue reading

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In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant, 1905 (2011.42.5) Printed on verso: Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant. Born in Cardiff, Wales; 22 years of age; weighs 350 lbs.; 7 ft., 8 inches in height. Tallest man on earth. … Continue reading

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Richard Tepe: Another Eggcellent Early Look into Nature

Richard Tepe (1873-1952), Two young brown chicks in their nest, ca. 1910-40 (323.2001) Richard Tepe (1873-1952), [Nest], ca. 1910-40 (320.2001) Richard Tepe (1873-1952), A bullfinch with its young at the nest in a birch, ca. 1910-40, (319.2001) Richard Tepe (1873-1952), … Continue reading

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