Tag Archives: Halloween

“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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The Giggler, Cleopatra, Rip van Winkle, Clowns, and More…

Unidentified photographer, Ida Cushman as “The Giggler”, Alice Cushman as Queen Elizabeth, Julie Hood as “The Dancing Girl”, Helen Gardner as Cleopatra, Una Longfellow as Maud Miller, Rye Beach, New York, 1874 (2008.81.73) Unidentified photographer, [Unidentified man leading man wearing … Continue reading

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