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Ink Spots at the Savoy

Weegee, [Ink Spots performing at the Savoy Ballroom], October 1943 (660.1993) (Eastman Kodak Safety film, 4×5 negative) ‘Cootie’ Williams, Sultans Score at Savoy Reopening New York – When the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors last Friday night there was a … Continue reading

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“Freedom from Fear”

Weegee, [Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and son looking through window shattered by rock-throwing hoodlums, Harlem, New York], October 17, 1943 (20109.1993) This tragic picture is a symbol of that evil thing, race hatred. Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard … Continue reading

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“The Curious Ones”

The Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side); by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, December 28, 1940 Weegee, [People watching scoreboard of World Series at Yankee Stadium in upper window of Sachs … Continue reading

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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)

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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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