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The Great Blackstone: “The World’s Master Magician”

George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr.], ca. 1955 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performance], ca. 1955 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performance], ca. 1955 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performance], ca. 1955 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performance], ca. 1955 Through … Continue reading

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“A witch is talking to you”

Voila, [A witch is talking to you.], March 30, 1935 (2007.71.25) Voila, [A witch is talking to you.], March 9, 1935 (2007.71.22) Voila, [A witch is talking to you.] March 23, 1935 (2007.71.24) Unidentified photographer, [Three costumed performers], ca. 1875 … 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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Ghosts, Spooks, and Spirits

[Telegram addressed to Weegee from Susan Kuehn, Mademoiselle Magazine guest fiction editor, asking about his experience with ghosts and spirits], July 24, 1946 (21581.1993) Weegee Care Julius’s Bar 159 West 10 St. We’re doing an article on ghosts, spooks, and … 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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The Great Blackstone: “The World’s Master Magician”

George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr.], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. performing], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. and levitating woman], ca. 1950 George Karger, [Harry Blackstone Sr. and levitating woman], ca. 1950 Through the magic of photography… … Continue reading

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