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PM, November 11, 1941

“Like Rats, Out of the Slums… And Like Well-Dressed Rats They Die”

PM, November 13, 1941 (Photos by Alan Fisher, Irving Haberman, Wide World)

PM, November 6, 1940

The Lower East Side Watches Its Champ Win
“Thousands of the people who most love the President jammed East Broadway on the lower East Side last night to cheer his third-term victory. They are reading election bulletins flashed by the Jewish Daily Forward in this remarkable photo. Photo by Weegee
PM, November 6, 1940

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“Portfolio comprising 45 silver prints, printed by Sid Kaplan in 1982. Each print with the collection blind stamp in the margin. Each respectively numbered from 1 to 45 with the edition number 6 in pencil on the reverse. Edition of 45 with 6 ‘Hors Series’. Introduction text by Louis Stettner and title page numbered 6 in black felt tip pen. In its grey clamshell box. Each print 16 x 20 in. (or reverse), portfolio 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.”

“Acquired directly from the artist” [Posthumously?]

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Entire Weegee Portfolio with case, 45 of classic/famous Weegee prints, by the best printer, full frame…

Sothebys: November 10, 2017

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“mounted, signed and inscribed “To HOD” by the photographer in ink and titled in an unidentified hand in ink on the mount, matted, circa 1940s”

“Howard A. Schumacher was the president of Speed Graphic Camera Company… Schumacher assigned Weegee to photograph various destinations in the United States, and when his work was completed, Weegee presented Schumacher with 8 mounted prints, which he inscribed ‘To HOD,’ Schumacher’s nickname.”

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Auction: Sothebys, April 27, 2005

Interesting: Graflex “assigned Weegee to photograph various destinations in the United States.”

PM, November 5, 1941

La Guardia re-elected. (By aprox. 133,841 votes.)
“The La Guardias always spend Election Night alone with phone off and radio on. No newspaper men ever got in on Election Night…
Ray Platnick of PM wrote a note on a card:
“Your honor – Just one victory picture, please…”
“You know, I’m tired,” he said, “but I don’t mind getting up for you photographers. But I don’t like reporters.”…
“Caption it, ‘We got the Mayor out of bed to pose for pictures.'” PM, November 5, 1941, p. 13