Tag Archives: World War II

Wartime in New York: Weegee’s Signs of War

Weegee, [Signs on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15314.1993) Somebody had a leak in the mechanical refrigerator, so-o-o… Weegee, [Sign on car windshield, New York], January 11, 1943 (15316.1993) Coast Guard keeps sign on reverse side of adjustable … Continue reading

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“New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance”

Weegee, [Schoolchildren evacuated from classroom for New York’s first air-raid alarms of World War II], December 10, 1941 (2406.1993) PM, December 10, 1941, p.16 New York Has Its First Air-Raid Alarms, But the Enemy Fails to Make Appearance A million … 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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Manhattan Police Headquarters was “Bombed”

Air Raid Sirens, Major Records PM, October 8, 1943, p. 13 Our Town in Pictures… Centre St. ‘Bombing’ Air Raid Wardens of the Fifth Precinct were mobilized late yesterday when Police Headquarters and the Press Headquarters Building at Centre Market … 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) This Is How Some New Yorkers Reacted to War News From time immemorial, … 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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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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