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Weegee Wednesday: “17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop”

Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop, New York], May 20, 1943, (2325.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black market potatoes seized from barbershop, New York], May 20, 1943, (13984.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [17,000 pounds of black … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “There was dancing in the streets”

Weegee, [It’s V-E Day!], May 1945, (15607.1993) Weegee, [There was dancing in the streets of New York], May 1945, (15685.1993) There was Dancing in the Streets New York — Unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht, although still unofficial, was cue for … Continue reading

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60 years ago today the Third Avenue El closed in Manhattan

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992), Third Avenue El; Chatham Square Station, New York, ca. 1940, (461.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; 34th Street Station, New York, 1943, (479.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; Looking Up from 27th Street, New York, ca. 1938, … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Wondering if that elusive fame I was after was worth while…”

Weegee (1899-1968), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), “a great photographer,” in the office of his gallery, 1944 (Portfolio 26) 71 years ago tomorrow PM published Weegee’s story of his encounter with Alfred Stieglitz with words by Weegee and a fraction of the … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee Does New Jersey. Or, “I always got lost in Jersey.”

Unidentified Photographer, Weegee on Lindbergh Case, Flemington N.J., ca. 1935, (19796.1993) Three days and 73 years ago, on April 26, 1942, Weegee photographed a tragic train crash in the Exchange Place station on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. (Low ridership … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “There should be suthin deep between us…”

April is the craziest month, photographing Lilacs out in the dead land, archiving Memory and desire, preserving Dull roots with spring rain… If April is National Poetry month and if it’s a Weegee Wednesday, then this must be a post … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Dora,” Weegee says, “is a singer of sentimental songs at Sammy’s. She sings very loud, but good.”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Dora performing at Sammy’s on the Bowery, New York], April 16, 1944 (14254.1993) PM, April 16, 1944, p. m4 Seventy one years ago tomorrow, April 16, PM published a photo of Dora Pelletier, an entertainer at Sammy’s Bowery Follies … Continue reading

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