Tag Archives: Fire hydrant

“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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Weegee Wednesdays: Keeping Cool and Wet in the Summer, Day and Night, During the Hottest Days of the Year, Early 1940s, New York City

Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Upper West Side. New York], ca. 1945 (Weegee Portfolio 14) Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from an open fire hydrant, Lower East Side, New York], 1942 (880.1993) Weegee, … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from the Summer Heat

The open fire hydrant is a cultural phenomenon that photographers have been capturing for over seventy years.  From Harlem to Hoboken, these iconic images from the ICP collection illustrate the joy of this popular summer pastime. Charles Pratt, Hoboken, 1963 (87.199) Leonard … Continue reading

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