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“RARE! WEEGEE: VINTAGE STAMPED PHOTO 1940s”

US $55.00 – Buy It Now, or Make an Offer

“JUST FOUND IN ARCHIVE Last one!!!

RARE WEEGEE PHOTO IN GOOD COUNDITION FOR ITS AGE AND RARITY!

Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography”

Item specifics:
Original/Reprint: Original Print
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Modified Item: No
Region of Origin: US
Date of Creation: 1940-1949
Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
Size Type/Largest Dimension: 5×4
Color: Black & White

(Words copied from ebay.)

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It might be “rare,” it might be “stamped,” it might be a photo…
(There are frequently misspellings and bad grammar in fraudulent ebay listings.)
Nevertheless this photo was not made by Weegee…


Weegee, [Accident], March 1, 1939 (images from auction website)

Sold for $699.99 (plus $8.00 shipping) on December 16, 2018.

Motorist’s Pillar of Death
New York City – One man was killed when this car hit a lone pillar standing along the line where the old Sixth Avenue elevated railway is being dismantled. Policemen are checking the wreckage at Sixth Avenue and 27th Street early March 1.
3/1/39″

80 years ago today…


(Screenshot of Swann Auction Galleries website)

Swann, “Photographs: Art and Visual Culture,” February 21, 2019, sale 2499, lots 101, 102, 170.

1. Empire State Building (distortion); sold for $3,750. (Beautiful photo; of course it’s a photo of a photo.)

2. Four photos; sold for $6,000. (Nice prints; of course the photos were made in 1943-44.)

3. Pair of distortions; sold for $3,900. (Nice prints; photos of photos?)



(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…)