Tag Archives: 1943

“Freedom from Fear”

Weegee, [Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and son looking through window shattered by rock-throwing hoodlums, Harlem, New York], October 17, 1943 (20109.1993) This tragic picture is a symbol of that evil thing, race hatred. Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard … Continue reading

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“Loaded with pumpernickel…”

Pumpernickel: Serge Chaloff Sextette; S. Chaloff; Serge Chaloff; Red Rodney; Earl Swope; George Walington; Curley Russell; Tiny Kahn; March 5, 1947 PM, October 12, 1943, p. 24 Didn’t Sight Pole; Smacked Same A precious rubber tire was about all that … Continue reading

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Manhattan Police Headquarters was “Bombed”

Air Raid Sirens, Major Records PM, October 8, 1943, p. 13 Our Town in Pictures… Centre St. ‘Bombing’ Air Raid Wardens of the Fifth Precinct were mobilized late yesterday when Police Headquarters and the Press Headquarters Building at Centre Market … Continue reading

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“The Curious Ones”

The Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side); by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, December 28, 1940 Weegee, [People watching scoreboard of World Series at Yankee Stadium in upper window of Sachs … Continue reading

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Americana Fantastica

View: Americana Fantastica, January 4, 1943, (2006.53.1) To commemorate American Independence Day, we present several images and a GIF of this spectacular, sublime, surreal issue of View magazine, Americana Fantastica, with art by Joseph Cornell, Helen Levitt George Platt Lynes, … Continue reading

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“After Death – What?” – Easter by Weegee

Weegee, [Clothing salesman, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York], ca. 1941 (2358.1993) Weegee, “Easter Sunday in Harlem,” April 26, 1943 (2077.1993) “Easter Sunday in Harlem. Easter paraders in Harlem made a fine showing with new suits and dresses. These girls were … Continue reading

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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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