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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War 2

PM, January 18, 1943, Vol. III, No. 184, p. 7 Wartime New York: Our Little Businessmen Bounced Around by War Signs of the times reproduced below. All were photographed this weekend in New York. The closings and removals had a … Continue reading

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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War

Weegee, [Signs on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15314.1993) Somebody had a leak in the mechanical refrigerator, so-o-o… Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15316.1993) Coast Guard keeps sign on reverse side of adjustable … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

VU, “Nous Vous La Souhaitons Bonne et Heureuse,” [“We Wish You Happy and Happy”], January 1, 1930, (2009.52.75) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, New Year’s Eve at Sammy’s Bar, New York], January 1, 1943, (2017.1993) Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor … Continue reading

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The Critic… Then the Cat!

Weegee, [Tavern dismantled after bootleg liquor raid, New York], November 24, 1943 (13986.1993) Federal men took care of Walsh’s Bar and Grill, 213 Tenth Ave. after place was accused of taking bad care of its customers by selling bootleg liquor. … Continue reading

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Chess (1930s-1940s)

Martin Munkacsi, [People playing chess], 1930s (2007.110.1722) Robert Capa, [Soldiers playing chess behind the Republican lines, Madrid], November – December 1936 (2622.1992) Margaret Bourke-White, Foreign refugees living in old factories in Strašnice – part of Prague, 1938 (1659.2005) Weegee, [Imperial … Continue reading

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“The Critic” @ 75

Weegee, “The Critic,” November 22, 1943 (Weegee negative 1) 75 Years ago today, November 22, 1943, Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic.” In preparation for this day, we’ve looked at Weegee’s published work for the proceeding month. Throughout … Continue reading

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Ink Spots at the Savoy

Weegee, [Ink Spots performing at the Savoy Ballroom], October 1943 (660.1993) (Eastman Kodak Safety film, 4×5 negative) ‘Cootie’ Williams, Sultans Score at Savoy Reopening New York – When the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors last Friday night there was a … Continue reading

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