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“He looked like a sullen, surly, snarling animal”

Bandit Killer Cringes Leaving Hospital Extreme anguish was registered by Anthony Esposito today as city detectives, one handcuffed to each wrist and one at his collar, assisted the “mad-dog” gunman from Bellevue Hospital on his way to the police line-up. … Continue reading

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“The Homicidal ‘Corpse’ – A Bloody Melodrama Enacted on the Sidewalks of New York”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, gunman and crowd, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.2) 7. Baxter, the Altman doorman, continues to hold Esposito’s foot as police come up. He and the spectators are looking at the arrival … Continue reading

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“The Greatest Series of Crime Pictures Ever Made”

Max Peter Haas, [Sidewalk gun battle, 35th St., New York], January 14, 1941 (2016.4.7) 1. First picture of series was shot as crowd pulled William Esposito away from body of Patrolman Maher (in background). Close to camera is Leonard Weisberg, … Continue reading

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Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War

Weegee, [Signs on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15314.1993) Somebody had a leak in the mechanical refrigerator, so-o-o… Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15316.1993) Coast Guard keeps sign on reverse side of adjustable … Continue reading

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“Essential Human Freedoms”

PM, January 6, 1941, pp.1 and 8 The New York Times, January 7, 1941, p1 On Monday, January 6, 1941, 78 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented his message on the state of the Union to the 77th … Continue reading

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The Critic… Then the Cat!

Weegee, [Tavern dismantled after bootleg liquor raid, New York], November 24, 1943 (13986.1993) Federal men took care of Walsh’s Bar and Grill, 213 Tenth Ave. after place was accused of taking bad care of its customers by selling bootleg liquor. … Continue reading

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“New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance”

Weegee, [Schoolchildren evacuated from classroom for New York’s first air-raid alarms of World War II], December 10, 1941 (2406.1993) PM, December 10, 1941, p.16 New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance A million … Continue reading

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