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PM, February 3, 1942, pp. 10-11, Vol. II, No. 164

Off Duty Cop Does Duty, Kills Gunman Who Tries Stickup
The boys were playing a little pool and cards in the Spring Arrow Social and Athletic Club, 344 Broome St., near the Bowery last night. Patrolman Eligio Sarro, off duty, went in for a pack of cigarets. Four men entered. “This is a stick-up,” the leader muttered. Sarro was a little slow getting his hands out of his overcoat pockets. “Get ’em up,” ordered the leader, Sarro did. One hand held a gun. When he got through firing, the leader was dead.

The usual curious crowd gathered after the gunman, fatally wounded, staggered from the entrance. He was about 22, dark and chunky. Police said he was Andrew Izzo with a record of six arrests.

Patrolman Sarro smokes a cigaret a few minutes after he dropped the gunman. He’s assigned to the Empire Blvd. precinct in Brooklyn. He lives only a few doors from the club.
PM Photos by Weegee

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NY Times, February 3, 1942

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“ARTHUR FELLIG WEEGEE FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER NYC Old Photo Negative 190A”

“You are bidding on a guaranteed authentic 4X5 original negative as shown- This negative is from the PM New York City Daily News between 1940 – 1948.”

Images and words, above, copied from ebay.

Sold for $415.00

The seller will even sell you a print (8×10 – 24×36) of the negative, and for $35 send you a CD of the “Photoshopped” image “that you can use for your reproductions.”

And the photographer was?

“Weegee Tries His Hand with the Flickers.” Perhaps a slight variant image was published on February 1947…

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“OLSEN AND JOHNSON WINTER GARDEN BY WEEGEE NYC Old Photo Negative 254A”

“You are bidding on a guaranteed authentic 4X5 original negative as shown- This negative is from the PM New York City Daily News between 1940 – 1948.”

All above words and images are copied from ebay.

Sold for $34.00

The seller will even sell you a print (8×10 – 24×36) of the negative, and for $35 send you a CD of the “Photoshopped” image “that you can use for your reproductions.”

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“JOSEPH MCWILLIAMS WW2 ACTIVIST BY WEEGEE NYC Old Photo Negative 255A”

“You are bidding on a guaranteed authentic 4X5 original negative as shown- This negative is from the PM New York City Daily News between 1940 – 1948.”

All words and images above are copied from ebay.

Sold for $45.00

The seller will even sell you a print (8×10 – 24×36) of the negative, and for $35 send you a CD of the “Photoshopped” image “that you can use for your reproductions.”

Activist? “JOSEPH MCWILLIAMS WW2 ACTIVIST” according to the ebay seller… Fascist, yes… Don’t think McWilliams has been called a World War Two activist in a long time… “Fascist-type candidate for his American Destiny party for Congressman…” is how PM referred to McWilliams on July 8, 1940…

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Daily News, January 27, 1941 (Probably Weegee photos.)
Hundreds Cheer Heroic Rescue
Firemen wait anxiously outside loft building at 45 W. 14th St. Smoke pours from windows. Inside a female is in distress. But, ah, Our Hero is on the job. And here he comes, by gosh, (applause) with the Heroine. She’s just a dummy, but she’s a woman. It was a two-alarmer and no one was hurt.”

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