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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War 2

PM, January 18, 1943, Vol. III, No. 184, p. 7 Wartime New York: Our Little Businessmen Bounced Around by War Signs of the times reproduced below. All were photographed this weekend in New York. The closings and removals had a … Continue reading

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“Noon-day crowds were spectators at a wild melodrama of barking guns and sudden death”

Charles Hoff, [Police escorting Anthony Esposito from prison ward at Bellevue Hospital to a line-up at police headquarters, New York], January 16, 1941 (2012.16.2) Charles Hoff, [Anthony Esposito leaving police headquarters for District Attorney’s office and then to his arraignment, … Continue reading

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“He looked like a sullen, surly, snarling animal”

Bandit Killer Cringes Leaving Hospital Extreme anguish was registered by Anthony Esposito today as city detectives, one handcuffed to each wrist and one at his collar, assisted the “mad-dog” gunman from Bellevue Hospital on his way to the police line-up. … 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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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War

Weegee, [Signs on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15314.1993) Somebody had a leak in the mechanical refrigerator, so-o-o… Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15316.1993) Coast Guard keeps sign on reverse side of adjustable … Continue reading

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More “Essential Human Freedoms” (Photos by by Russell Lee, James Van Der Zee, and Weegee)

Russell Lee, In front of the moving-picture theater, Chicago, April 1941 (121.2003) Russell Lee, Candy stand run by a Negro on the South Side, Chicago, April 1941 (3.2003) Russell Lee, Bartender and owner of a tavern on the South Side, … Continue reading

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