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“The easiest kind of a job to cover was a murder because the stiff would be laying on the ground, he couldn’t get up and be temperamental…”

Famous Photographers Tell How, Candid Recordings, 1958 Some of the photos Weegee speaks about and their original published context: Weegee (1899-1968), [Ballerina Marina Franca in her peacock costume at the Cinderella Ball, Waldorf Astoria, New York], April 18, 1941 (15700.1993) … 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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“It’s Chili Time”

Ferenc Berko (1916-2000), [Hamburger and chili stand, Chicago], 1949 (593.1993) Weegee (1899-1993), [Hot Dog with Chili Con Carne], ca. 1950 (19049.1993) According to foodtimline.org chili con carne originated in San Antonio, Texas in the late 1800s. Bill Wood (1912-1973), [Display … 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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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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Chess (1950s-1970s)

Chim (David Seymour 1911-1956), [Chess game in the library room, Huleh Valley, Israel], 1951 (691.1986) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1959 (174.1990) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp’s hands, New York City, 1959-60, (157.1990) Carl Mydans, Bobby Fischer, … Continue reading

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Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Weegee, [Cop and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade clown hand, New York], 1945 (14754.1993) Weegee, Clown filled with helium gas for annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York], 1945 (3077.1993) Tomorrow at 9 AM starts Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade. Similar to this year, the … Continue reading

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