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Easter Sunday

Edwin Rosskam, “Boy dressed up for Easter parade, Chicago”, April 1941, (108.2003) Russell Lee, “In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday, Chicago”, April 1941, (103.2003) Baptists were by far the South Side’s largest denomination. The photographers visited … Continue reading

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Dog Show (pretty happy)

Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (37.1993) Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (61.1993) Lisette Model, The Dog Show, New York, 1950 (65.1993) John Albert, [Unidentified Bulldog standing and licking its nose, New York], 1944 (2013.115.40) … Continue reading

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“This is a New York sidewalk audience…”

This is a New York sidewalk audience. Study their faces. Then scroll down the screen to see what they are looking at. Weegee, [Bystanders looking at the body of Salvatore Sutera, New York], February 6, 1941 (14046.1993) PM, February 7, … Continue reading

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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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“He looked like a sullen, surly, snarling animal”

Bandit Killer Cringes Leaving Hospital Extreme anguish was registered by Anthony Esposito today as city detectives, one handcuffed to each wrist and one at his collar, assisted the “mad-dog” gunman from Bellevue Hospital on his way to the police line-up. … Continue reading

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“The Homicidal ‘Corpse’ – A Bloody Melodrama Enacted on the Sidewalks of New York”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, gunman and crowd, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.2) 7. Baxter, the Altman doorman, continues to hold Esposito’s foot as police come up. He and the spectators are looking at the arrival … Continue reading

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“The Greatest Series of Crime Pictures Ever Made”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.7) 1. First picture of series was shot as crowd pulled William Esposito away from body of Patrolman Maher (in background). Close to camera is Leonard Weisberg, … Continue reading

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