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“Brooklyn School Children See Gambler Murdered in Street”

Weegee, Their First Murder, October 8, 1941 (13.1997) A few days after Weegee’s photo of oblivious New York squirrels hoarding acorns in Battery Park was published in PM and a few days after the record-breaking heat in the beginning of October … Continue reading

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“This squirrel is perfectly oblivious…”

Weegee, Hoarding for Winter, October 5, 1941 (14899.1993) Weegee, Hoarding for Winter [verso], October 5, 1941 (14899.1993) PM, October 6, 1941, p. 14 Hoarding for Winter on one of the hottest days of the year, this squirrel is perfectly oblivious … Continue reading

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V-J Day: “Everybody’s Happy in Times Square”

Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (2095.1993) Weegee, Everybody’s Happy, New York, August … Continue reading

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Weegee Knew Something Was Brewing – and It Was!

Weegee, This is the scene as Weegee shot it before the blast; he said his psychic bone told him something would happen. Then…, July 5, 1944 (2040.1993) Weegee, …something happened, all right – the street fell in. Note the fallen … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the “The Genius of the Camera”

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1938 (19916.1993) Weegee, [Weegee in his nightly tour of the city gets a tip from a PM newspaper seller, New York], August 10, 1941 (19644.1993) Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before … Continue reading

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“As the train came into the station it began lurching from side to side. Then it stopped. Lights went out.”

On Sunday, April 26th, 1942, Louis Viebuchen, a 48 year old resident of Newark, New Jersey, arrived at work in the late afternoon. Viebuchen was a motorman on the Hudson and Manhattan railroad, with over twenty years of experience. At … Continue reading

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“Joy of Living”

You Couldn’t Be Cuter, by Ruby Newman And His Orchestra; Ray Morton; Jerome Kern; Dorothy Fields, 1938 Weegee, [Police and bystanders with body of Stanley Sandler, a passenger in an automobile that crashed into a Third Avenue El pillar and … Continue reading

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