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Weegee Wednesday: Out of This World (part 1)

Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), [Untitled], ca. 1957 (5760.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), “The World, All Out of Shape,” ca. 1957 (5779.1993) Written on a piece of paper attached to the verso are alternate titles: “1. The world isn’t … Continue reading

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A Tintype Tuesday: Family Photo Album

Unidentified Photographer, [Tintype Album], ca. 1880 (1582.1990) These unbound tintypes were found together in what was probably a family photo album. At this moment, not much is known about the photos and album, except the obvious: the album was well-used … Continue reading

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Eight Monkeys for the Lunar New Year

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), [Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s Mission Hospital. A tamed chimpanzee. Lambaréné, Gabon], 1954 (1542.2005) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), Barney and Petunia, Pony Foundation, 1970 (62.1992) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Untitled], 1943 (RV_16_003_003) (“Bronx Zoo, 1943, Dear Toto, with us Monkeys, … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Welcome Back!

Weegee (1899-1968), “All Steamed Up,” May 9, 1940 (2423.1993) All Steamed Up This started off as a break in a water main… as all the cameramen left… on a hunch I stuck around alone… suddenly there was a rumble… I … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “City’s Happiest Mother”

Weegee (1899-1968), “City’s Happiest Mother Cuddles Stolen Daughter,” March 14, 1943 (778.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), PM, March 14, 1941, p. 16 City’s Happiest Mother Cuddles Stolen Daughter Life will probably never hold a bigger thrill for Mrs. Martino Serdino than she … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: “Death’s Head” or “Then he locks his doors and either paints here where the light is good or he goes below to have fun with his grotesque sculpture.”

Robert Capa (1913-1954), Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris, September 1944 (3314.1992) (Death’s Head, Paris, ca. 1941, Man with a Lamb, Paris, 1943 and possibly Cat, Paris, 1941 in the background.) Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris], September … Continue reading

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Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) [Well, maybe not every body, instead, many not-alive anymore bodies from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee photo (carpet) bomb.] Happy Halloween Everybody! Whoooo knooows what’s lurking … Continue reading

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