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Weegee’s camera, camera case, and secrets…

Graflex, Inc., [Weegee’s Speed Graphic camera], ca. 1945 (2007.13.1) [Weegee’s camera case], ca. 1948 (22666.1993) [Weegee’s Photoflash Secrets and Westinghouse sign], 1953 (25392.1993) Three things (no photos) for the third (like a dessert) of three Weegee birthday blog posts. “To … 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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An investigator, a detective, and a curious bystander

Weegee, Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Headquarters…, 1940 (19731.1993) Weegee, Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Headquarters… [verso], 1940 (19731.1993) Investigator, (who looks like & is Weegee) at Manhattan Police Hdqs, … Continue reading

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“Face of New York on Invasion Day”

PM, June 7, 1944, p.20, Photos by Weegee Face of New York on Invasion Day The crowds in Times Square were serious yesterday – glad that D-Day had come and yet solemn at the thought of the boys in the … 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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“Speaking of Pictures… A New York Free Lance And Curious Passerby Photographs the News”

Life, April 12, 1937, pp. 8-11 Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been stabbed to death, Red Hook, Brooklyn], August 5, 1936 (2212.1993) Weegee, [Weegee inspecting trunk containing body of William Hessler, who had been … Continue reading

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