Tag Archives: 1940

Happy New Year: Hot and Free

Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke, New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time,” January 2, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, “Hot,” January 1, 1940 (15010.1993) Hot. Coney … Continue reading

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“The Lower East Side Watches Its Champ Win”

PM, November 6, 1940, p. 1 PM, November 6, 1940, p. 16-17 They Also Served Who Only Stood and Gaped The hub of the universe – or at least, the hub of New York’s voting was – Times Square last … Continue reading

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Voting

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [Line of South Korean farmers walking to village office to vote for country’s President and Vice President in first vote held in battle torn republic], 1952 (1722.2005) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [South Korean farmers waiting to vote for … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Cats or Fellig’s Fotos of Felines

Weegee (1899-1968), So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One Litter, July 18, 1940 (16762.1993) PM, July 18, 1940. p. 13 So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One Litter Talk is … 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 triptych: “Loafer Shoots Cop in Tussle at Park Zoo”

Weegee, “John Shafran,” 1940 (2374.1993) On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories. Three for 09/09, Part 1: “Loafer Shoots Cop in Tussle … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: 75 Tears Ago Today

PM, July 22, 1940, pp 16-17 Yesterday at Coney Island… Temperature 89… They Came Early, Stayed Late Cameraman Reports On Lost Kids, Parking Troubles Weegee, whose real name is Arthur Fellig, took this picture at four in the afternoon. The … Continue reading

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