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Toni Frissell

Toni Frissell (1907-1988), Five Girls Running, New York, 1930s (2.1979) Toni Frissell (1907-1988), [American soldier in bombed church in World War II, Italy], January 1945 (5.1979) Toni Frissell (1907-1988), My Daughter Sidney and Her Grandmother, Long Island, June 1944 (4.1979) … 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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Studio Visit: “Death’s Head” or “Then he locks his doors and either paints here where the light is good or he goes below to have fun with his grotesque sculpture.”

Robert Capa (1913-1954), Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris, September 1944 (3314.1992) (Death’s Head, Paris, ca. 1941, Man with a Lamb, Paris, 1943 and possibly Cat, Paris, 1941 in the background.) Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris], September … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Ladies of Liberties

Weegee, Statue of Liberty, ca. 1955 (3372.1993) Weegee, Statue of Liberty: Swing, baby, it’s a free country ain’t it?, ca. 1955 (3357.1993) Weegee, [Statue of Liberty], ca. 1961 (5912.1993) Weegee, [Man climbs 85-foot ladder to secure torch on the plastic … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “The opera shot got the most laughs”

PM, June 2, 1944, p. 12 PM, June 2, 1944, pp. 12-13 71 years ago yesterday: A Weegee Gets Attention At Museum of Modern Art The big picture at the lower right is the center of attraction in Weegee’s section … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Wondering if that elusive fame I was after was worth while…”

Weegee (1899-1968), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), “a great photographer,” in the office of his gallery, 1944 (Portfolio 26) 71 years ago tomorrow PM published Weegee’s story of his encounter with Alfred Stieglitz with words by Weegee and a fraction of the … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee Does New Jersey. Or, “I always got lost in Jersey.”

Unidentified Photographer, Weegee on Lindbergh Case, Flemington N.J., ca. 1935, (19796.1993) Three days and 73 years ago, on April 26, 1942, Weegee photographed a tragic train crash in the Exchange Place station on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. (Low ridership … Continue reading

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