Weegee Daily… January 12, 1943… Police photographer snaps the end of the trail of Carlo Tresca…

…Bullets End a Stormy Career in Labor History
Police photographer snaps the end of the trail of Carlo Tresca, one-time Anarchist, one-time Wobbly, more recently militant and anti-fascist.
PM Daily, January 12, Vol. 3, No. 179, p. 3
PM Photo by Weegee




Weegee Daily, January 12, 2013

15th Street and 5th Ave, 2013…




Sight of the slaying… Fashion and Anti-fascism…

oblivious to the
history, a shopper
steps over the
“anarchist’s” blood spilled
in labor’s struggle,
shot in the
head, like light,
or coffee and
chewed chewing gum,
preserved in an
amber concrete photograph,

Then and now:
From PM Daily, January 12, 1943, p. 2: “Tresca was shot down gangster-style, within a half block of the office of his semi-monthly newspaper, Il Martella (The Hammer), an Italian-language publication that carried on an incessant fight against fascism.”
From the bebe website: “bebe is the go-to destination for chic, contemporary fashion. The brand evokes a mindset – an attitude, not an age. It’s a true original, always defining fashion’s next stride forward. Designed for the confident, sexy, modern woman, bebe is a global label that embodies a sensual, sophisticated lifestyle.”

Weegee’s photo was not is every issue of PM published on January 12, 1943. Perhaps only a later edition. The Corbis website and Museum of the City of NY blog have variants of the Tresca murder.
WD Photos by Ceegee

(To be continued/edited…)

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