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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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“the government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.45.48) Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S. New York, April 30th, 1789. The principles figures in the panel are portraits [of] John Adams, Vice President stood on … Continue reading

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“The Homicidal ‘Corpse’ – A Bloody Melodrama Enacted on the Sidewalks of New York”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, gunman and crowd, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.2) 7. Baxter, the Altman doorman, continues to hold Esposito’s foot as police come up. He and the spectators are looking at the arrival … Continue reading

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“The Greatest Series of Crime Pictures Ever Made”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.7) 1. First picture of series was shot as crowd pulled William Esposito away from body of Patrolman Maher (in background). Close to camera is Leonard Weisberg, … Continue reading

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New and Improved Phantasmagorical 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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Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) Well, maybe not every body, instead, many no-longer-alive-anymore bodies extracted from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee self-portrait as a cigar smoking, camera clutching corpse. Happy Halloween … Continue reading

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Magic by Martin Munkácsi at Midnight

Martin Munkácsi, [Woman holding an open bag with doll inside, Budapest], 1930s (2007.110.283) Martin Munkácsi, [Hand and automaton, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.303) Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.298) Martin Munkácsi, [Man demonstrating magic trick, Budapest], 1928 (2007.110.299) Martin … Continue reading

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