Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

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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Happy Passover from the Vishniac Archive at ICP

Roman Vishniac, [Jewish refugees from Germany leaving France for Palestine on board the S.S.Providence, Marseille Harbor], April, 1947 Roman Vishniac, [Jewish refugees from Germany leaving France for Palestine on board the S.S.Providence, Marseille Harbor], April, 1947 Happy Passover from 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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Malick Sidibé, 1935 – 2016

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004) Malick Sidibé, Les Trois Mareines, 1984 (20.2004) Malick Sidibé, Mère et Enfants, ca. 1975 (21.2004)

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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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