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Hiroshima, 1945

Unidentified Photographer, [View of burned-over area with Hiroshima Kirin Beer Hall at far right], October 16, 1945 (2006.1.23) Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape, looking east from Grid 6H], October 31, 1945 (2006.1.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape, looking northwest from Grid 5I, … Continue reading

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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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Six Schools in Hiroshima, 1945

Unidentified Photographer, United States Government, [Interior damage to steel frame of Honkawa Grammar School Auditorium, Hiroshima], November 8, 1945 (2006.1.629) Ground Zero 1,100 Unidentified Photographer, United States Government, [Blast- and fire-damaged ruins of Takeya Grammar School, Hiroshima], October 28, 1945 … Continue reading

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A Moondog Centennial

Two of the most significant composers and musicians of the 20th century, Moondog and Miles Davis, were born 100 and 90 years ago tomorrow, May 26. Moondog was born in 1916 and Miles in 1926. To commemorate the Moondog centennial … Continue reading

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“This is Sammy…”

Weegee (1899-1968), This is Sammy of Sammy’s on the Bowery, ca. 1945 (14308.1993) Sammy greets all his patrons at the door. I noticed he frisked some of the Bowery ones. He told me that they were the “bottle” babies and … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Bowery Savings Banks

Weegee (1899-1968), [Billie Dauscha and Mabel Sidney, Bowery entertainers, New York], 1944 Weegee (1899-1968), Naked City, 1945, pp. 150-151 (“Ladies keep their money in their stockings…”) PM, July 18, 1945 In an early review of Naked City, PM editor John … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Welcome Back!

Weegee (1899-1968), “All Steamed Up,” May 9, 1940 (2423.1993) All Steamed Up This started off as a break in a water main… as all the cameramen left… on a hunch I stuck around alone… suddenly there was a rumble… I … Continue reading

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