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Eye See

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1865-70, (2014.18.1) This tintype is striking. The portrait, a recent acquisition, is large: a full-plate, 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. There’s a thoughtful minimalism. The sitter is sublime, with abundant and equine facial hair. … Continue reading

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This is a Labor Day blog post

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Domestic Workers], ca. 1875 (72.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Masons], ca. 1870 (2010.43.3) Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004) Fred Weese, [Blacksmith], June 20, 1886 (81.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Chemist], ca. 1880 (2010.43.2) If the first Labor Day “was … Continue reading

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A Strangelove of Pi

Anton Bruehl (1900-1982), [Pie Crust], ca. 1940s (817.2000) Weegee (1899-1968), [Baker with baked goods in City Services Building restaurant, New York], 1945 (14894.1993) “The Building. The sun pushes its way through the dark canyons of Wall Street to alight on … Continue reading

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Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) [Well, maybe not every body, instead, many not-alive anymore bodies from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee photo (carpet) bomb.] Happy Halloween Everybody! Whoooo knooows what’s lurking … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Halloween Resurrection or Reanimation or Whatever…

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York” ca. 1939 (995.1993) Let’s try to communicate with and possibly bring back the dead… We could use a Ouija Board. Or, we could use Photoshop. Let’s try Photoshop. So, everyone, … Continue reading

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Echos of Ectoplasm and Phantasmagoric Photographs…

Unidentified Ghoulographers, [Unidentified boy and ghost and Weegee sitting on a throne], ca. 1870 and 1956 (2411.2005 and 19939.1993) By this time, I had my picture taken by a street tintype photographer, and had been fascinated by the result. (I … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: 74 Years Ago Today “… the whole machine was reduced to this crumpled mass.”

PM, October 14, 1941, Vol. 2, No. 85, p. 15 (Photos by Weegee and Bob Evans.) 32 People Have Died on This West Side Highway Curve There’s a murderous curve on the West Side Highway at Little W. 12th St., … Continue reading

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