Small discovery… Smiling Irishman…

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Smiling Irishman in Berenson Book…

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PM Daily, December 26, 1943, p. 13.

One of the three uncredited photos, made by Weegee, of a “Fatal Fire on 42d Street” in 1943, is the well-known “Smiling Irishman” photo, tastefully and respectfully cropped…
This photo is intriguing. It has the ironic and funny “found” text that characterizes his late – early period, (the end of his first period, or after 1941) photos. (On The Spot, foreshadows this.) (Joy of Living – 1942, Simply Add Boiling Water – 1943, etc.)

TO BE CONTINUED/EDITED…

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