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Weegee Wednesday: A Moondog Centennial

Two of the most significant composers and musicians of the 20th century, Moondog and Miles Davis, were born 100 and 90 years ago tomorrow, May 26. Moondog was born in 1916 and Miles in 1926. To commemorate the Moondog centennial … Continue reading

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“This is Sammy…”

Weegee (1899-1968), This is Sammy of Sammy’s on the Bowery, ca. 1945 (14308.1993) Sammy greets all his patrons at the door. I noticed he frisked some of the Bowery ones. He told me that they were the “bottle” babies and … Continue reading

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“Me?”

Handwritten notes on: Supervue Map and Guide Co., New York Souvenir Album – Camera Masterpieces, The Golden Guide To The Metropolis, 1937 (2009.34.10) The handwritten notes add a delightful narrative and personality to this beautiful publication: “Me” on “Fifth Avenue … 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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Weegee Wednesday: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Dora Pelletier singing a medley of “I Want a Girl (Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)” [Harry Von Tilzer and William A. Dillon, 1911], “After The Ball” [Charles K. Harris, 1891], “The Band Played On” [Charles B. Ward … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Weegee and Lee

Lee Sievan (1907-1990), Weegee and Sammy: Book Party – Weegee’s People at Sammy’s on the Bowery, November 11, 1946 (41.1985) Lee Sievan (1907-1990), Book Party – Weegee’s People at Sammy’s on the Bowery. Men – Editors – Duell Sloan and … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: Welcome Back!

Weegee (1899-1968), “All Steamed Up,” May 9, 1940 (2423.1993) All Steamed Up This started off as a break in a water main… as all the cameramen left… on a hunch I stuck around alone… suddenly there was a rumble… I … Continue reading

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