Tag Archives: 1940

Weegee’s Puppies, Puppies, Puppies

Weegee (1899-1968), “Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze, New York,” February 1, 1944 (1056.1993) Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze … Continue reading

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Stay At Home (Don’t Do This)

Weegee (1899-1968), [Afternoon crowd at Coney Island, Brooklyn], July 21, 1940, (Weegee Portfolio 4) 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 … Continue reading

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Weegee Covers Christmas in New York…

PM, December 26, 1940 Weegee Covers Christmas in New York… In Pictures and Words by Weegee Early Christmas Eve I received a phone call from Wesley Price, one of PM’s picture editors. Price told me he wanted a good holiday … Continue reading

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Walking to the ferry and freedom

PM, November 14, 1940, p. 18 (Photos by Margaret Bourke-White) Ellis Island Continued: Uncle Sam Services His Timid Guests Well… Ellis Island authorities said food for temporary guests was good. PM’s representatives were hungry. The food was excellent. They were … Continue reading

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“The Last Gateway to Democracy” – Photos by Margaret Bourke-White

PM, November 14, 1940, p. 14 (Photos by Margaret Bourke-White) The Last Gateway to Democracy To the hundreds of aliens who still seek our shores to escape the chaos, persecution and decay of the Old World, the open gates of … Continue reading

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Vote – Life

Matt Herron, “Vote” Marcher, Selma to Montgomery, March 1965 (2008.56.1) Cornell Capa, [Election day at the Democratic Party election-day headquarters, Biltmore Hotel, New York], November 8, 1960 (129.2004) Ken Heyman, [Voting in Virginia], 1958 (2013.107.28) Robert Capa, [Man voting in … Continue reading

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“a home run over the fence”

W. Eugene Smith, [Herman Stegos, age 11, hitting a home run over the fence, New York], ca. 1940 (1565.2005) W. Eugene Smith, “Pap” Lettieri, 10, “Chinky” Leone, 10, Italo Ablondi, 10 and Salvo Visioni, 10, pitching candidates at the top … Continue reading

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