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“New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance”

Weegee, [Schoolchildren evacuated from classroom for New York’s first air-raid alarms of World War II], December 10, 1941 (2406.1993) PM, December 10, 1941, p.16 New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance A million … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Chess (1930s-1940s)

Martin Munkacsi, [People playing chess], 1930s (2007.110.1722) Robert Capa, [Soldiers playing chess behind the Republican lines, Madrid], November – December 1936 (2622.1992) Margaret Bourke-White, Foreign refugees living in old factories in Strašnice – part of Prague, 1938 (1659.2005) Weegee, [Imperial … Continue reading

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“The Critic” @ 75

Weegee, “The Critic,” November 22, 1943 (Weegee negative 1) 75 Years ago today, November 22, 1943, Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic.” In preparation for this day, we’ve looked at Weegee’s published work for the proceeding month. Throughout … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the Bowery, New York], ca. 1942-43 (16442.1993) The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, November 28, 1931 (2007.50.20) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 … Continue reading

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“A ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night”

Weegee, [Opening night, Metropolitan Opera, New York], November 23, 1942 (235.1984) PM, November 28, 1942, p. 14 Weegee Brings Back a ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night Weegee, the photographer who lives next door to Police Headquarters and who specializes … Continue reading

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“Intermission”

Weegee, “Intermission,” November 25, 1941 (1060.1993) “Intermission” I made this at the opening of the Met Opera Season. . . I wanted to get something different than the usual Society celebrities. . . noting a lot of men in military … Continue reading

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