Weegee Daily, January 20, 1941… 44 Firemen for Midget Fire…

PM Daily, January 20, 1941, p. 32
44 Firemen for Midget Fire: Nine engines, 44 firemen, three radio cars, six cops helped put out blaing bantam car. Weegee, who took the picture, suggested driver pull car to nearest fire station.

January 20, 2013
No Firemen for Midget Car: No fire, instead a very small automobile and at the end of the antenna, a plaque stating that Herman Melville lived behind the very small automobile (no white whale, no Moby Dick of a vehicle), where he wrote Billy Budd, (and a lot of poetry, where his son killed him self – shot himself in the head, I believe; where Herman commuted across town, to the Hudson River, to a boring job). In front of the back of the Armory (site of the (in)famous 1913 Armory show)… Ceegee, who took the picture, monomaniacally pursuing his own white whale of photography, didn’t suggest that the driver pull car to nearest modernist, post-cubist, circular circus staircase, and ride the El… And the Pequod?

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