Tag Archives: 1943

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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“Heiress slain early Sunday…”

Weegee in PM, October 26, 1943, p. 11 The body of Mrs. Patricia Burton Lonergan, heiress slain early Sunday, is removed from her Beekman Hill apartment. Photo by Weegee, PM PM, October 26, 1943, p. 11 PM, October 26, 1943, … Continue reading

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“Artist, Dancer Held As Thieves”

Weegee, “Renato Matticani and Charles Ferraro”, October 25, 1943 [All three names are misspelled.] Artist, Dancer Held As Thieves A dancer and an artist who, police charge, left their professions for the more profitable one of burglary will appear in … Continue reading

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“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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