Tag Archives: World War II

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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Toni Frissell

Toni Frissell (1907-1988), Five Girls Running, New York, 1930s (2.1979) Toni Frissell (1907-1988), [American soldier in bombed church in World War II, Italy], January 1945 (5.1979) Toni Frissell (1907-1988), My Daughter Sidney and Her Grandmother, Long Island, June 1944 (4.1979) … 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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Weegee Wednesday triptych: Celebrations and Thanks

On September 9th, in three different years, 1940, 1941 and 1943, Weegee had photos published in PM. Three posts will present these photos and stories… Three for 09/09, Part 3: Celebrations and Thanks. PM, September 9, 1943, p. 14 Little … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Everybody’s Happy!

Weegee, Tuesday Morning, Times Square, August 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee photographed the celebrations that marked the end of the Second World War 70 years ago this week. On Friday, August 10, 1945 (a few days after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs … Continue reading

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“I am a soldier of the ideal”: 72 Years Ago Today Anti-Fascist Carlo Tresca Was Assassinated

PM Daily, January 14, 1943, p.2 PM Daily, January 13, 1943, pp.2-3 Three Theories on the Tresca Assassination: Police today had three theories – but no evidence – as to the motive for the murder of Carlo Tresca, anti-fascist editor … Continue reading

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