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Nineteenth-Century Murder in New York

Jacob Riis, Hanged at the Tombs: The Verdict of the Rogues’ Gallery, ca. 1889 Jacob Riis, Bottle Alley, Mulberry Bend. Headquarters of the Whyo Gang, ca. 1888-98 This picture was evidence at a murder trial. The X marks the place … Continue reading

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The Oxford University Press word of the year for 2009 is unfriend… Weegee, This was a friendly game of Bocci, ca. 1939 “It was a friendly game of Bocci, an Italian game very popular on the East Side and played … Continue reading

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The Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Alfred Gescheidt, Little Italy, Manhattan, (Feast of San Gennaro), 1952 Dan Weiner, San Gennaro Festival, 1952 Lee Sievan, San Gennaro lights, 1940s Weegee, Murder at the Feast of San Gennaro, September 22, 1939 Weegee, “‘Fiesta’ turns into tragedy, body of … Continue reading

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