Tag Archives: World War II

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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The King of Indiscretion?

Erich Salomon, Carnaval de Munich, 1925 (411.1983) Erich Salomon, Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernard, Amsterdam, 1938 (409.1983) Erich Salomon, Dutch Deputies looking at Erich Salomon’s book “Famous Contemporaries During Unguarded Moments,” The Hague, 1935 (133.1986) Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, … Continue reading

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The Aestheticization of Violence and the Aestheticization of Banality

A modern method of destruction (total obliteration) for a modern way of life! Nations are built on violence. The United States of American gained hegemony after the Second World War was ended through the use of two nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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