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“This is a New York sidewalk audience…”

This is a New York sidewalk audience. Study their faces. Then scroll down the screen to see what they are looking at. Weegee, [Bystanders looking at the body of Salvatore Sutera, New York], February 6, 1941 (14046.1993) PM, February 7, … Continue reading

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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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“Heiress slain early Sunday…”

Weegee in PM, October 26, 1943, p. 11 The body of Mrs. Patricia Burton Lonergan, heiress slain early Sunday, is removed from her Beekman Hill apartment. Photo by Weegee, PM PM, October 26, 1943, p. 11 PM, October 26, 1943, … Continue reading

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“Artist, Dancer Held As Thieves”

Weegee, “Renato Matticani and Charles Ferraro”, October 25, 1943 [All three names are misspelled.] Artist, Dancer Held As Thieves A dancer and an artist who, police charge, left their professions for the more profitable one of burglary will appear in … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Murder in New York

Jacob Riis, Hanged at the Tombs: The Verdict of the Rogues’ Gallery, ca. 1889 Jacob Riis, Bottle Alley, Mulberry Bend. Headquarters of the Whyo Gang, ca. 1888-98 This picture was evidence at a murder trial. The X marks the place … Continue reading

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unfriend

The Oxford University Press word of the year for 2009 is unfriend… Weegee, This was a friendly game of Bocci, ca. 1939 “It was a friendly game of Bocci, an Italian game very popular on the East Side and played … Continue reading

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The Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Alfred Gescheidt, Little Italy, Manhattan, (Feast of San Gennaro), 1952 Dan Weiner, San Gennaro Festival, 1952 Lee Sievan, San Gennaro lights, 1940s Weegee, Murder at the Feast of San Gennaro, September 22, 1939 Weegee, “‘Fiesta’ turns into tragedy, body of … Continue reading

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