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“Making Footballs Is as Tough as Making Touchdowns”

Gene Badger, [Alex Grahn cutting leather shapes that will form the sides of a football], 1940 (2013.115.428) First step in the long process is to cut the leather in the proper shape. Alex Grahn, from Sweden, has been doing it … Continue reading

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“Water is Life”

Leonard Freed (1929-2006), The fire hydrants are opended during the summer heat, Harlem, NY, 1967 (404.1981) Charles Pratt (1929-1976), Hoboken, 1963 (87.1996) Charles Pratt (1929-1976), Hoboken, 1963 (86.1996) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), N.Y. City, 1977 (27.1992) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), South 3rd … Continue reading

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Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “City’s Happiest Mother”

Weegee (1899-1968), “City’s Happiest Mother Cuddles Stolen Daughter,” March 14, 1943 (778.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), PM, March 14, 1941, p. 16 City’s Happiest Mother Cuddles Stolen Daughter Life will probably never hold a bigger thrill for Mrs. Martino Serdino than she … Continue reading

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Where’s Weegee?!

Here at ICP we’re full-on in preparation for our upcoming Weegee exhibition. As part of that preparation, we’ve been working hard to identify the precise location where several of Weegee’s photographs were taken. For a few of these, though, we … Continue reading

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Changing Brooklyn

Berenice Abbott, Warehouse (Yuban), Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, New York, May 22, 1936 Located in the part of Brooklyn that is now called DUMBO, the Empire Stores warehouse once housed the Yuban Coffee Company, importers of coffee from South … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like Luna Park

Weegee, Here is How Luna Park Looks Today, 1944 Weegee, Here is How Luna Park Looks Today (verso), 1944 Weegee, Luna Park Fire, Wrecked Fox Photo Studio, 1944 Luna Park had been in operation for forty years when it was destroyed by a fire … Continue reading

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