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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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“A look of grave concern…”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Police officer looking at woman on stretcher, New York], November 30, 1943 (966.1993) At 12:50 AM on November 30th, 1943 an explosion on the ground floor of the Western Electric Company building killed two people and injured more … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Cats

Weegee, “Firemen William Murawski and William Miller went to the rescue of this cat when it wedged itself between the walls of the buildings at 51 and 53 Barclay St.“, October 6, 1942 (15153.1993) PM, October 6, 1942, p. 19 … Continue reading

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¡Feliz año nuevo! 2017

Crónica, January 1936 (2055.2005) 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, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Carrying a laughing musician and her violin, a cute puppy named Ritz, and two very small kittens. Lantern Slides 13, 14 and 15.

Weegee, [Firefighters carrying a musician and her violin to safety during a fire, New York], January 28, 1943 [Weegee Portfolio 16], Lantern Slide 13 Weegee, Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm … Continue reading

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