Tag Archives: 1944

Weegee’s Puppies, Puppies, Puppies

Weegee (1899-1968), “Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze, New York,” February 1, 1944 (1056.1993) Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm blaze … Continue reading

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Happy Year of the Rat

Aleksandras Macijauskas, Veterinary surgeon Juozas Pranaitis, “In the Veterinary Clinic – 21”, 1977 (1140.1986.i) Bernard Aumuller, [Homemade poster against hoarding], ca. 1944 (2013.115.333) This home-made, and efective, cartoon against hoarding is posted in a New York grocery. (Caption adhered to … Continue reading

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“Hospital on Leyte,” November 1944

W. Eugene Smith, A Hospital in a Philippine Cathedral (Island of Leyte), 1944 (2008.55.3) In their church which has become hospital, barefoot Filipino women worship only a few feet from the expressionless mask of a burned American officer. Life, December … Continue reading

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Not the future

Harold Corsini, Well in the Center of an Oil Camp, Illinois, 1944 (230.1983) Brett Weston, Industrial Landscape, ca. 1975 (2012.119.96) Lu Guang, The Tianjin Steel Plant is a highly polluting enterprise that is deeply affecting the lives of the local … Continue reading

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Weegee Knew Something Was Brewing – and It Was!

Weegee, This is the scene as Weegee shot it before the blast; he said his psychic bone told him something would happen. Then…, July 5, 1944 (2040.1993) Weegee, …something happened, all right – the street fell in. Note the fallen … Continue reading

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Julia Pirotte, Resistance in Marseille, 1944

Julia Pirotte, Deux partisans juifs, Marseille, 1944 (368.1983) Julia Pirotte, Les armes, Marseille, 1944 (362.1983) Julia Pirotte, L’Insurrection, Marseille, 1944 (363.1983) Julia Pirotte, Maquis near Venelles, 1944 (377.1983) Julia Pirotte, Une action près de gardanes, Marseille, 1944 (344.1983) Julia Pirotte, … Continue reading

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“The Toll of the Victory was Heavy,” June 1944

LIFE, August 28, 1944, pp. 74-5 Saipan Eyewitness Tells of the Island Fight by Robert Sherrod Photographs for LIFE by Peter Stackpole and W. Eugene Smith Marines Follow Tanks Against Last Jap Defenders as Machine Gunners Keep Japs Down. Three … Continue reading

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