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…and pretzels too…

Lee Sievan, Pretzel Lady, 1940s (182.1991) Weegee, [Pretzel man], ca. 1945 (16389.1993) Weegee, “Peddlers drop in selling hot dogs… and pretzels too…”, “Naked City,” 1945 pp. 145-146 Garry Winogrand, [Pretzel lady, from “Women are Beautiful”] 1975 (277.1984)

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Happy New Year: Hot and Free

Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke, New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time,” January 2, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, “Hot,” January 1, 1940 (15010.1993) Hot. Coney … 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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“The Most Extraordinary Singers and Music” – Lisette Model at Sammy’s Bowery Follies

Lisette Model (1901-1983), Singer [Mabel Sidney] at Sammy’s Bar, ca. 1940, (20.1993) Mabel Sidney at Sammy’s, ca. 1955 Lisette Model (1901-1983), Singer at Sammy’s, New York, ca. 1940 (49.1993) Lisette Model speaking, at ICP on November 17, 1977, about Sammy’s … Continue reading

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¡Feliz año nuevo! 2017

Crónica, January 1936 (2055.2005) Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time.” January, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, … 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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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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