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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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Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!

Brett Weston, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, New York, ca. 1945 On this day in 1883, John Robeling’s beautiful Brooklyn Bridge officially opened, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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International Nurses Day

Roman Vishniac, Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, early 1940s Roman Vishniac, Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, early 1940s Roman Vishniac, Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, early 1940s Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be … Continue reading

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