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Year of the Dog (6): Weegee’s Dogs

Weegee, “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” 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 dog wouldn’t leave until … Continue reading

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“Making Footballs Is as Tough as Making Touchdowns”

Gene Badger, [Alex Grahn cutting leather shapes that will form the sides of a football], 1940 (2013.115.428) First step in the long process is to cut the leather in the proper shape. Alex Grahn, from Sweden, has been doing it … Continue reading

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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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Complicit

“My Sister and I,” by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra; Helen Forrest; Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, 1941, from archive.org. Weegee (1899-1968), “Arrest didn’t dampen the spirits of Lillian and Pauline, 16 and 18, when they posed for this … Continue reading

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“A look of grave concern…”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Police officer looking at woman on stretcher, New York], November 30, 1943 (966.1993) At 12:50 AM on November 30th, 1943 an explosion on the ground floor of the Western Electric Company building killed two people and injured more … Continue reading

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Inflation, or “…it’s just the hand of a 45 foot clown”

Weegee, [Cop and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon hand, New York], 1945 (14753.1993) Weegee, [Female cab driver with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, New York], 1945 (14751.1993) Don’t be SCARED… LADY CAB DRIVER… cruising down COLUMBUS AVE in the rain… … Continue reading

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Weegee’s Cats

Weegee, “…and the cat!”, November 25, 1943 (13996.1993) PM, November 25, 1943, p. 12 How to Wreck a Tavern – Cold Sober! Federal men took care of Walsh’s Bar and Grill, 213 Tenth Ave. after place was accused of taking … Continue reading

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