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See You On The Bowery

Weegee, Naked City, 1945, pp. 156-157 Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45, (14401.1993) Weegee, Bowery, 1943-45 Two people, at night, walk on the sidewalk in front of the Fuerst Brothers restaurant at 221 Bowery (in 1940 there were two more Fuerst Brothers restaurants … Continue reading

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“An End To Liberty”

Weegee (1899-1968), An End to Liberty, June 1, 1941 (16741.1993) PM, June 1, 1941, p. 12, Vol. I, No. 50. p. 12 75 years ago today the PM printed the above photo and caption: An End To Liberty This Rhesus … Continue reading

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A Moondog Centennial

Two of the most significant composers and musicians of the 20th century, Moondog and Miles Davis, were born 100 and 90 years ago tomorrow, May 26. Moondog was born in 1916 and Miles in 1926. To commemorate the Moondog centennial … 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: Carrying a laughing musician and her violin, a cute puppy named Ritz, and two very small kittens. Lantern Slides 13, 14 and 15.

Weegee, [Firefighters carrying a musician and her violin to safety during a fire, New York], January 28, 1943 [Weegee Portfolio 16], Lantern Slide 13 Weegee, Ritz, a puppy belonging to William Kinsman, was one of the causalities of the two-alarm … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesday: “Drunks Arrested on Bowery”

Weegee, Drunks arrested on the Bowery, 1943-45 (2395.1993) Across the street from Elizabeth Tailor, and slightly below Canal, the American Jobbing Co. Inc. once occupied 23 Elizabeth St. (Now there is an awning for and perhaps an entrance to “New … 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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