Tag Archives: World War Two

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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Weegee Wednesday: Hat’s Off!

Weegee, [Robert Redwing brought in for questioning by New York police in Albert Langford murder case], June 1945 (2333.1945) LANGFORD MURDER. BIG CHIEF REDWING who was imported from WASHINGTON DC BY THE NY DAILY NEWS & WHO posed for exclusive … 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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Weegee Wednesdays: Ladies of Liberties

Weegee, Statue of Liberty, ca. 1955 (3372.1993) Weegee, Statue of Liberty: Swing, baby, it’s a free country ain’t it?, ca. 1955 (3357.1993) Weegee, [Statue of Liberty], ca. 1961 (5912.1993) Weegee, [Man climbs 85-foot ladder to secure torch on the plastic … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “There was dancing in the streets”

Weegee, [It’s V-E Day!], May 1945, (15607.1993) Weegee, [There was dancing in the streets of New York], May 1945, (15685.1993) There was Dancing in the Streets New York — Unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht, although still unofficial, was cue for … 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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