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“10 Polaroids
Design Legend Murray Moss Captures His Beloved Objects — in Polaroids

By Alice Newell-Hanson
March 13, 2018”

“One of the niches for books that is built into a long wall in the living room, paneled with knotty alder wood. I played off photographs by Weegee, pairing Charles de Gaulle with an African mask and Liza Minnelli with vases by Hella Jongerius and Simon Hasan.”

New York Times, March 13, 2018


PM, February 23, 1941

“America Discovers Its Own Musical Culture,” by Henry Simon. Photo by Sid Grossman: “Emma Dusenberry and Waldemar Hill,” 1939.
“Plain People, Caught Off Guard, Make Good Pictures,” by Ralph Steiner, photos by Fred Gund and Lou Stoumen.
“This Is How Youngsters React to Saturday Movies… ‘Dr. Maniac Was the Main Feature Seen by This Audience,” photos by Paten-Davis.

Naked City, “A Run for the Money,” March 14, 1962

As this installation view shows, Lieutenant Parker’s office gallery has been rehung… Pickle Barrels, an informant, poses and snoozes below a pair of Weegee photos: “On the Roof,” August 1941 and [Murder of Carlo Tresca], January 1943…. Police officers working over dead men… In an episode of the T.V. series “Naked City” called: “A Run for the Money,” from March 14, 1962… Weegee on T.V…

PM, February 21, 1941

“Court reports say the Esposito brothers, who set Fifth Avenue into a murderous uproar last month, killing two men and wounding two others, are feigning insanity at Bellevue Hospital. When psychiatrists are present, the two murders go off into a variety of fits but when no one but nurses are around the two prisoners are gallant, talkative and otherwise quite sane…”

PM, February 20, 1941

Feast of the Bums
by Ben Hecht

“It’s a dirty day around Houston Street and Bowery. The wind’s blowing. The cold takes a bite out of you. There’s a stale smell in the air as if something were dead…”

Extra! Weegee, page 104

Fire Defies Test Blackout
When New York City and New Jersey went dark tonight to test new air raid signals, this four-alarm fire in a paper factory illuminated a large section of downtown Manhattan…” February 18, 1943
Extra! Weegee, page 104

PM, February 18, 1943 (photos by Weegee and Steven Derry)
Two Alarm Fire at Greene and E. Third St… The fire was in a paper bag company on the third floor.”

Same fire, other side…

Perhaps the fire was at:
Salwen Paper Co., 189-195 Greene street
Henry F. Fulling Co. Inc. paper, 202 Greene street
Henry Fuchs & Son, paper & twine, 215 Greene Street

New York Times, February 19, 1943, pp, 1 and 13

New Raid Signal Blacks Out City
Public Response Encouraging, Mayor Says, but He Orders Another Drill Tonight…
Lightless, that is so far as man-made illumination was concerned. The clear full moon converted the side streets, the wide stretches of Broadway and Seventh Avenue into deserted silver lanes…”