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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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Clemens Kalischer (1921-2018)

Clemens Kalischer, [Male arrives from Europe at New York pier, greeted by woman], 1948 (2011.31.2) In 1947 and 1948, still in his 20s, Mr. Kalischer managed to embed himself with refugees uprooted by World War II as they arrived in … Continue reading

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Fathers and children… mostly at Coney Island

Lou Bernstein, Father and child, Coney Island, 1943 (84.1992) Harold Feinstein, Father and daughter on beach, Coney Island, 1950 (568.1982) Sidney Kerner, Father and son, Coney Island, 1937 (150.2003) Harold Feinstein, Boy on father’s shoulders, Coney Island, 1948 (556.1982) Dennis … 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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Weegee Himself

Weegee, [Weegee gets a tip from a PM news seller, New York], ca. 1941 (19644.1993) INTRODUCTION Let’s talk about that name first. Or, rather, those three names. Usher Fellig was a greenhorn, a hungry shtetl child from eastern Europe who … 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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