Tag Archives: World War Two

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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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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Margo Talks – and Mary Morris Photographs

Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Oh, no! The people of Mexico aren’t lazy like most people think… Look. When Americans say this to me I boil. I say to them… Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Whenever there’s dire poverty there’s lack of … 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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“A look of grave concern…”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Police officer looking at woman on stretcher, New York], November 30, 1943 (966.1993) At 12:50 AM on November 30th, 1943 an explosion on the ground floor of the Western Electric Company building killed two people and injured more … 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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