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“So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St.”

Weegee, So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One Litter, July 18, 1940 (16762.1993) PM, July 18, 1940. p. 13, Vol. 1, No. 23 So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One … Continue reading

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summer summer

Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 (78.1992) Unidentified Photographer, [Two unidentified girls, one eating watermelon, the other disrobing], ca. 1960 (2012.24.1) The rich history of snapshot photography has yet to be written. But when that text is transcribed it will finally … Continue reading

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The sun

Cynthia Farnell, Steeple, Horry County, South Carolina, 2010 (2010.76.2) Weegee, [Empire State Building, New York], ca. 1955 (3378.1993) Weegee, Statue of Liberty, ca. 1961 (5916.1993) Charles H. Traub, Queensbridge Park, New York, 1988 (446.1991) Wu Yinxian, Afterglow, Guangxi, 1965 (167.1988) … Continue reading

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“Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before Shooting”

PM, March 9, 1941 , pp. 48-51 Weegee Lives For His Work His Work And Thinks Before Shooting By Ralph Steiner Many people have asked me to write a piece about Weegee, the free-lance crime photographer whose pictures and stories … Continue reading

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“As you ramble on thru Life, Whatever be your Goal, Keep your Eye upon the Doughnut, And not upon the Hole!”

Martin Munkácsi, [Mayflower Doughnuts, New York], 1933 (2007.110.266) We can tell you a little about the doughnut-making place in Broadway, the old Lucky Strike show window, you know. It isn’t exciting enough to go there especially to see, but it’s … Continue reading

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“Orson Welles Citizen Kane”

PM, August 2, 1940, p. 18 (2007.14.64) Orson Welles, whose man-from Mars broadcast scared radio listeners a while back, now is a movie director – at $150,00 for making, and acting in, Citizen Kane. He’s 25 and plays the role … Continue reading

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Listening to Records

Martin Munkacsi, [Listening to records], 1930s Weegee, After midnight in Washington Square Park, Folk Dance, ca. 1946 (14213.1993) Gordon Parks, “Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man,’” 1952 (1606.2005) Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here surrounded by lights, … Continue reading

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