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(images from auction site)

Sold for $599.99 (plus $8.00 for shipping)
in December 2018.

PM press photo from Culver… “PM-FILE” means it wasn’t published…

“F.H. La Guardia at fire 1/8/42
Pay if used (arrow to Weegee stamp)
before he… his check” written on verso


Extra! Weegee, pp. 202-203

Photo is in the extraordinary Extra! Weegee, with the caption: “Mayor Nipped By Jack Frost.” “…5-alarm fire at the municipally owned pier 83 on the Hudson River… his right cheek was frost bitten…”


(Images copied from auction website)

Copied from auction website: “Weegee, ‘Arrested For Bribing Basket Ball Players’, 1942, Original Press Print”

Sold for $60.00

(Photo of HR and HS was published in PM on January 31, 1945.)
“Original” is a funny word to describe a press print…

Two definitions of the word original, copied from google:

Original:
1. present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest.
2. created directly and personally by a particular artist; not a copy or imitation.

(This is an original blog post.)



Weegee, Shanty Town, Mr. ‘Sawdust’ with ‘Monkey’, 6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″, ca. 1936-37. (Screenshots from auction house website.) Sold for $1,500.00.

(Interior reminiscent of Fellig’s flat; one of the most beautiful photos we’ve seen. Unclear why there’s a PIX stamp… perhaps Karger related…)



Weegee, Burglar’s Ball, Webster Hall, 7 5/8″ x 9 1/2″, ca. 1937 (screenshots from auction house website). Not sold.



Weegee, Burglar’s Ball. Dr. Hannibal Hamlin and Edna Cobb dancing at Webster Hall, 10″ x 7 5/8″, ca. 1937 (screenshots from auction house website). Sold for $1,250.00.

Unrelated:

NY Sun, December 21, 1937.

Provenance: “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.”



Images from eBay.

Sold for $199.43.

These photographs were not made by Weegee.

Copied from the eBay listing:

“Vintage Pair of WEEGEE PHOTOS (1 stamped) Ornate Theatre Interiors small

ORIGINAL ITEM, NOT A REPRINT

size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches approx each

light wear
no rips
no bends

Please see scan for details”

Provenance: “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.”

Provenance: “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.”


Images from eBay.

This photograph was not made by Weegee.

Sold for $95.

Copied from original eBay listing:

“Vintage Weegee ORIGINAL 4×4 Undershirt Suspenders and Bow tie STAMPED Photograph

Original
4″ x 4″ Photograph
untitled

Portrait

Man in undershirt with Suspenders and a Bow Tie.

Original Weegee (Arthur Fellig) photograph

Printed circa early-to-mid 1950s from his original negative,

the image was printed and by Weegee himself.

There is his credit stamp on the back as shown.

Condition
NEAR FINE OR BETTER

1 original 4″ x 4″ B&W silver gelatin print

(circa late 1940s)

on double-weight fiber paper with lustre finish and narrow borders.

Tonally rich, bright and clean with a bit of handling.

Please examine the images I have included.

Though the print has a much finer grain than the images present,

they show you the actual condition of the photograph.”



Images from eBay.

This photograph was not made by Weegee.

Sold for $100.

Copied from eBay listing:

“Vintage Arthur Fellig Weegee ORIGINAL 4×4 Hunters Lodge Bar STAMPED Photograph

Original

4″ x 4″ Photograph

untitled

Portrait

Men in Hunter’s Lodge Bar

Original Weegee (Arthur Fellig) photograph

Printed circa early-to-mid 1950s from his original negative,

the image was printed and by Weegee himself.

There is his credit stamp on the back as shown.

Condition

VERY GOOD PLUS OR BETTER

1 original 4″ x 4″ B&W silver gelatin print

(circa late 1940s)

on double-weight fiber paper with lustre finish and narrow borders.

Tonally rich, bright and clean with loss to lower right corner as shown.

Please examine the images I have included.

Though the print has a much finer grain than the images present,

they show you the actual condition of the photograph.”

Provenance: “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.”



Not Weegee, Marilyn Monroe (image from eBay)

Sold for $121.

Copied from the Ebay listing:
“Marilyn Monroe rare vintage ‘Weegee’ classic snapshot photograph .
Marilyn Monroe 1954 rare 7×9 1/2 in. aproox. vintage double weight gelatin silver snapshot taken by New Yorker night hunter paparazzi, Weegee. John Springer collection stamp on verso of photo. In fine preserved archive condition”

(John Springer: press agent, Hollywood publicist.)

We don’t think Weegee made this photo…

Provenance: “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.”