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Weegee does coffee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis (1921–2013), [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) As the American national anthem began to play during the … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Weegee (1899-1968), [Woman looking at Mars through telescope, Times Square, New York], ca. 1943 (3074.1993) Carl Mydans (1906-2004), Kremlin, 1959 (267.2005) NASA, [Panorama of the Moon’s Surface with Shadow of Surveyor 1], June 2, 1966 (2014.26.1) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, … Continue reading

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April 4th, 1968

Joseph Louw, [Body of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee], April 4, 1968 (1862.2005) Joseph Louw, Ambulance at site of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 (1860.2005) Forty nine years ago today, on April … Continue reading

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Weegee’s October Surprise (part 4): The Candidates

See, October 1968, pp. 25-31 Back by popular demand, an encore presentation, it’s Weegee’s October surprise in November, hey, that’s a November surprise, almost like a dessert, after the three previous perfect and super-popular posts. Perhaps for the first or … Continue reading

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Weegee’s October Surprise (part 3): For President

Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Nixon”], ca. 1961 (12608.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Nixon”], ca. 1961 (11572.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Reagan”], ca. 1968 (11639.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Rockefeller”], ca. 1966 (11699.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [“For President, Wallace”], ca. 1968 (12616.1993) … Continue reading

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Weegee’s October Surprise (part 2): LBJ

Weegee (1899-1968), “Draft Johnson for President,” ca. 1968 (3015.1993) Yesterday this great drawing and fun fact floated down by Twitter stream (while at lunch, of course, LBJ and PB&J): #ElectionCollection: How about this for a caricature? 😂 Fun fact: LBJ … Continue reading

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