“Gotta Find My Baby”; Doctor Clayton; Joe Clayton; Bluebird (B-8901-B); Publication date: November 11, 1941

745 Moved to New Prison And Not One Was Lost
[$20,000,000 had the same buying power as $387,028,571 in October 2022.]


PM, November 11, 1941, p. 18

Waxy Gordon…


“Doctor Clayton Blues”; Doctor Clayton; Joe Clayton; Bluebird (B-8901-A); Publication date: November 11, 1941


“Take It Off The “E” String”; Peter Piper and his Orchestra; Cahn; Akst; Hit (7055); September 1943


PM, November 8, 1940, p.16

Burlesque… By Reginald Marsh

The Artist as Reporter

…Reginald Marsh [1898–1954], for this page, worked backstage at Harold Minsky’s [1915-1977] Gaiety, Broadway at 46th St…


PM, November 8, 1940, p.17

Bellevue Morgue By Frederick Castellon [1914–1971]

The artist-as-reporter in the house of death…


“I’m a Prisoner”; Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men; E. Boyd; Chess (1606); 1955



PM, November 7, 1941 (Photos by Irving Haberman)

Prisoners Go to the New ‘Tombs’ Some Dark Night Soon – Shhh!


“Jail Bird”; Joe Mitchell; King Curtis; Monarch (MO-703)


“How About That Mess”; Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra; William Anderson; Decca (4099 A); Publication date: November 6, 1941


PM, November 6, 1941

Murder by Suggestion:


“Let Me Off Uptown”; Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra; Trevor Bacon; Earl Bostic; Redd Evans; Decca (4099 B); Publication date: November 6, 1941


Screenshots, “Ladies in Retirement,” 1941


Ladies in Retirement, 1941


PM, November 7, 1941 (By Louise Levitas)

Some Crackpot Ladies Make Murder


“That’s All”; Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra; Rosetta Tharpe; Decca (48057 A); Publication date: November 6, 1941


“I’m Gonna Vote for a Democrat”; Yogi Yorgesson; Johnny Duffy and The Scandahoovians; Harry Stewart; Capitol (2135); 1952

Re-elected, and relaxed: The Mayor and Mrs. La Guardia at 1: a.m. today.

La Guardia Sees 4 Years of Hell

New Photographers Rout Mayor Out of Bed for Victory Pictures


PM, November 5, 1941 (Photos by Steven Derry, Ray Platnick, John De Biase)

Orderly Crowd Turns Out for La Guardia’s Re-election

We took this picture at 1 a.m. La Guardia said to caption it: “We got the Mayor out of bed to pose for pictures.”

This is the election night crowd at Times Square, watching for results from the ‘Times’ bulletin board. The crowd was well behaved – in fact this election was the most orderly in the city’s history, with no violence reported.


“Get Out And Vote” (part 1); Johnny Standly; Jimmy Sheldon’s Orchestra; Johnny Standley; Leon Pober; Capitol (3544); 1956


“Vote for Mister Rhythm”; Chick Webb And His Orchestra; Ella Fitzgerald; Leo Robin; Ralph Rainger; Al Siegel; Decca (1032 B); 1936



PM, November 5, 1940, pp. 18-19 (Photos by David Eisendrath, William Brunk, Morris Gordon, John DeBiase)

The Camera Sees Some of the 50,000,000 Go To the Polls


“Vote For Mr. Boogie”; Buzz Connie; Jessie Mae Robinson; Coral (60004 B); 1948


PM, November 4, 1940, p. 9

LEWIS W. HINE, 66, documentary photographer whose pictures of the Red Cross in the World War, sweatshops and sociological conditions brought him fame, at Dobbs Ferry Hospital. He was known professionally as Lewhine.


The New York Times, November 4, 1940

Lewis H. Hine

Photographer Whose Pictures Showed Conditions in Factories


“New Black Snake Moan”; Lead Belly; Huddie Ledbetter; Melotone (M 13327-B); 1935



PM, November 2, 1941, pp. 48-49

For $100 You Can Your Picture Made
By Man Who Put Horns on K. Hepburn

…George Platt Lynes…

Ralph Steiner

PM, November 2, 1941, pp. 48-49 [$100 in November 1941 had the same buying power as $1,927 in September 2022.]


“Four Day Worry Blues”; Lead Belly; Huddie Ledbetter; Melotone (M 13327-A); 1935


PM, November 3, 1941, p. 11 ( Photos by Martin Harris)

The Many Friends of Leadbelly Stage a Folksong Fest for Him


“De Kalb Blues”; Lead Belly; Musicraft (226-B); 1939


PM, November 3, 1941, p. 18

About Murdered Pete Panto And the Election of a Mayor

By Tom O’Connor

…until they dug up his bones in a vacant field near Lyndhurst, N.J…

…Pete Panto had been murdered by Murder, Inc.


“I’m On My Last Go-Round”; Huddie Leadbelly; Bluebird (B-8981-B); 1940