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“Speaking of Pictures… A New York Free Lance And Curious Passerby Photographs the News”

Life, April 12, 1937, pp. 8-11 Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been stabbed to death, Red Hook, Brooklyn], August 5, 1936 (2212.1993) Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

Charles E. Stacy, [Opening Day at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn], April 1913 (2012.23.1) To celebrate the opening of Ebbets Field in 1913 there were three openings: an exhibition game against the Yankees (Highlanders) on April 5th, a “special” season opener against … Continue reading

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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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