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1941


PM, December 2, 1941, p. 14 (photos by Martin Harris)

What Happens to These Men Depends on Mayor La Guardia
“Last week the Board of Estimate adopted a Council bill banishing itinerant peddling from city streets. The bill affects about 10,000 peddlers. Now in the Mayor’s hands, it exempts news dealers and others able to get licenses…”

PM, August 27, 1941 (Fire photos by Irving Haberman)

Storm Ties Up Subways…5 Pages
This inferno-like scene is one of the results of tortential rains that wept New York, causing the worst subway tie-up in history. A lightning bolt hit a gas main in a subway excavation, dropped an auto into the resulting cave-in, stated a three-alarm fire… (PM Photo by Irving Haberman)”

“The Weather Bureau also termed 2.13 inches of rain in that brief spectacular on and one-half hours “extensive precipitation.”” p. 15

Weegee Has a Salon: Arthur Fellig, the night-prowling cameraman who turns in many of PM’s choicest pictures of fires, wrecks, rescues and crimes, is having a one-man show of his own at the Photo League, 31 E. 21st St. The exhibit will run through Sept. 6.”


PM, June 17, 1941 (pages 1, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 19)

Nazi’s in New York, spying on New York harbor, “What the Mayor Did Yesterday,” “No Witch-Hunting…”… (photos by Morris Gordon, John DeBiase. Ray Platnick, etc…)


PM, August 27, 1941


PM, September 9, 1941, p. 18

Happy Weegee’s Birthday Day… (Weegee, born June 12, 1899…)

In the past: above, a pair highlights from 1941… (two and three months in the future…)
Below, if it was 1941 we could go to the theater… And see: Boris Karloff in “the maddest and funniest play you’ve ever seen” or Ethel Barrymore in “The Corn is Green” or Katherine Cornell in “The Doctor’s Dilemma” or Orson Welles’ production of Richard Wright’s “Native Son” or the 700th performance of “The Man Who Came for Dinner”…

(In the present: it’s kinda a golden age of Weegee publications. The last few years have seen a number of great books, including: “Murder is My Business” (2013), “Weegee Guide to NYC” (2015), “Weegee: Serial Photographer” (2016-17), “Extra! Weegee” (2017), “Artist as Reporter Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture” (2018), and most recently “Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous” (2018)… And a video for National Geographic: “Weegee the Famous” (2016)… Onward…)


PM, June 12, 1941, p. 24