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Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … Continue reading

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“The easiest kind of a job to cover was a murder because the stiff would be laying on the ground, he couldn’t get up and be temperamental…”

Famous Photographers Tell How, Candid Recordings, 1958 Some of the photos Weegee speaks about and their original published context: Weegee (1899-1968), [Ballerina Marina Franca in her peacock costume at the Cinderella Ball, Waldorf Astoria, New York], April 18, 1941 (15700.1993) … Continue reading

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Vivian Cherry

Vivian Cherry, Watching the tearing down of 3rd Avenue El, 1955 (170.2003) Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching III, 1947 (168.2003) Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching IV, 1947 (169.2003) PM, August 10, 1947, p. m7 (Photo by Bernie Aumuller) No Floradoras … Continue reading

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“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Boots, Buddy, Jerry and Dixie Girl

Boots Weegee (1899-1968), “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” December 24, 1942 (15050.1993) Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman Fireman Edward Frank, left, getting oxygen in an ambulance during an Eighth St. fire, was joined by Boots, Engine Co. 14 mascot. The … Continue reading

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“An End To Liberty”

Weegee (1899-1968), An End to Liberty, June 1, 1941 (16741.1993) PM, June 1, 1941, p. 12, Vol. I, No. 50. p. 12 75 years ago today the PM printed the above photo and caption: An End To Liberty This Rhesus … Continue reading

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