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PM, August 15, 1943
74 Years Ago Today…

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“THE AUTHOR as he wrote this article. Note cigars, fireman boots, and extra camera. Stool goes back in trunk compartment and is brought out to type captions right after pix are made.” 1943. (No darkroom. No enlarger, trays of developer, stop bath, fixer, no running water, safe light, etc…)

Happy 15th Birthday Wikipedia:
“He maintained a complete darkroom in the trunk of his car, to expedite getting his free-lance product to the newspapers. Weegee worked mostly at nightclubs; he listened closely to broadcasts and often beat authorities to the scene…”

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PM, December 1, 1943, p. 16

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End of a Bandit Chase
Two policemen were critically injured early yesterday when their radio car cracked into a truck at 55th St. and Eleventh Ave. They were chasing two men who were fleeing in a stolen car after holding up a tailor shop at 446 W. 57th St. One suspect was later seized by other policemen.
Photo by Weegee, PM

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Proving the Cops Are Human
A look of grave concern crosses the face of this policeman as he watches an injured woman being removed from the Western Electric plant at 395 Hudson St. following explosion that killed two early yesterday.
Photo by Weegee, PM

(Perhaps a small discovery… “The Human Cop” in PM, December 1, 1943, p. 16.)