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…and pretzels too…

Lee Sievan, Pretzel Lady, 1940s (182.1991) Weegee, [Pretzel man], ca. 1945 (16389.1993) Weegee, “Peddlers drop in selling hot dogs… and pretzels too…”, “Naked City,” 1945 pp. 145-146 Garry Winogrand, [Pretzel lady, from “Women are Beautiful”] 1975 (277.1984) Advertisements

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“After Death – What?” – Easter by Weegee

Weegee, [Clothing salesman, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York], ca. 1941 (2358.1993) Weegee, “Easter Sunday in Harlem,” April 26, 1943 (2077.1993) “Easter Sunday in Harlem. Easter paraders in Harlem made a fine showing with new suits and dresses. These girls were … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Cats

Weegee, “Firemen William Murawski and William Miller went to the rescue of this cat when it wedged itself between the walls of the buildings at 51 and 53 Barclay St.“, October 6, 1942 (15153.1993) PM, October 6, 1942, p. 19 … Continue reading

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A Strikingly Beautiful Downtown Nocturne: Naked City (annotated)

Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the publication of Weegee’s Naked City. The book begins with a bang. The first photo (after a pair of surprising and … Continue reading

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See You On The Bowery

Weegee, Naked City, 1945, pp. 156-157 Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45, (14401.1993) Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45 Two people, at night, walk on the sidewalk in front of the Fuerst Brothers restaurant at 221 Bowery (in 1940 there were two more Fuerst Brothers restaurants … Continue reading

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“The Bowery by day… Where only the El makes music…”

Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45, (14391.1993) Looking north on the Bowery across Broome toward Kenmare. to the right is William Simpson and Co., pawnbrokers, at 151 Bowery. The Third Avenue Elevated is at left, with an arrow pointing west to the Holland … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “Drunks Arrested on Bowery”

Weegee, Drunks arrested on the Bowery, 1943-45 (2395.1993) Across the street from Elizabeth Tailor, and slightly below Canal, the American Jobbing Co. Inc. once occupied 23 Elizabeth St. (Now there is an awning for and perhaps an entrance to “New … Continue reading

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