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“See ‘House On Haunted Hill’ with Emergo!”

“See the FIRST picture ever shown with The Amazing New EMERGO! The GHOST Emerges Right Off the Screen And Actually Soars Into the Audience…” Weegee (1899-1968), [Audience watching “House on Haunted Hill”], 1959 (7471.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Skeleton hanging from movie … Continue reading

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Weegee on the Lower East Side: Delancey Street Sandwiched Between Essex and Norfolk Streets

Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter, New York], March 22, 1943 (2450.1993) Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: crowds at a dairy store try to beat an impending freeze on butter], March … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Alfred Gescheidt, City Cat, New York, 1951 (365.1984) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) Weegee, [Three-Eyed Cat], ca. 1958 (5679.1993)

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Weegee does coffee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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August 31, 1941

In broad daylight, in the Bronx, in at least two photos, Weegee artfully captured a crushed and precariously balanced car and a covered corpse. PM published on the Sunday of a Labor Day weekend, one of the photos and called … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Weegee (1899-1968), [Woman looking at Mars through telescope, Times Square, New York], ca. 1943 (3074.1993) Carl Mydans (1906-2004), Kremlin, 1959 (267.2005) NASA, [Panorama of the Moon’s Surface with Shadow of Surveyor 1], June 2, 1966 (2014.26.1) NASA, Earthrise, December 24, … Continue reading

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A Strikingly Beautiful Downtown Nocturne: Naked City (annotated)

Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the publication of Weegee’s Naked City. The book begins with a bang. The first photo (after a pair of surprising and … Continue reading

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