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Weegee
Various genre scenes, 1940s
5 gelatin silver prints,
printed 1960s
Stamps:
4 stamped photographer’s ‘451 West 47th Street’ credit
3 stamped ‘Weegee The Famous’ credit
3 stamped ‘Weegee from Photo-Representatives’ credit in black ink (verso)

each image approx.: 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
each sheet: 14 x 11 in.

Sold for: $13,750

Christies, October 5, 2016

All of the above words and the image are copied from christies.com website…

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“OLSEN AND JOHNSON WINTER GARDEN BY WEEGEE NYC Old Photo Negative 254A”

“You are bidding on a guaranteed authentic 4X5 original negative as shown- This negative is from the PM New York City Daily News between 1940 – 1948.”

All above words and images are copied from ebay.

Sold for $34.00

The seller will even sell you a print (8×10 – 24×36) of the negative, and for $35 send you a CD of the “Photoshopped” image “that you can use for your reproductions.”

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“JOSEPH MCWILLIAMS WW2 ACTIVIST BY WEEGEE NYC Old Photo Negative 255A”

“You are bidding on a guaranteed authentic 4X5 original negative as shown- This negative is from the PM New York City Daily News between 1940 – 1948.”

All words and images above are copied from ebay.

Sold for $45.00

The seller will even sell you a print (8×10 – 24×36) of the negative, and for $35 send you a CD of the “Photoshopped” image “that you can use for your reproductions.”

Activist? “JOSEPH MCWILLIAMS WW2 ACTIVIST” according to the ebay seller… Fascist, yes… Don’t think McWilliams has been called a World War Two activist in a long time… “Fascist-type candidate for his American Destiny party for Congressman…” is how PM referred to McWilliams on July 8, 1940…

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Images and words from ebay:
“From my personal Photo Collection i sell some items. So please look also to my other Auctions.

Photo of a trumpet player by WEEGEE the Famous, with original Copyright Stamp on the back, very rare item, size 12x10cm, in very good condition for its age

Ship worldwide, registered Airmail, 10 USD, Payment within 3 working days, Payment only via paypal

Good Luck”

Sold for $39.00

(If that’s a trumpet, then the photo was made by Weegee… If that’s a clarinet, then I don’t think it was…)

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Sold for $49.99 on April 6, 2014 on eBay…

In our opinion, this photo was not made by Weegee.

From eBay listing:
“BUY IT NOW………. Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City’s Lower East Side as a press photographer during the 1930s and ’40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity. Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
“Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City’s Lower East Side as a press photographer during the 1930s and ’40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity.[1] Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.This photo is part of the Michael Gallagher estate. I will ship this vintage photo via first class mail with delivery confirmation”

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A real, authentic Weegee The Famous stamp measures 1 3/16th in diameter…

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In our opinion, these photos were not made by Weegee.

But this blog post was!
It’s stamped!
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ps. This is a real stamp:
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pps.
Three out of four of these are phony… “One of these things doesn’t belong with the others…”
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From Weegee by Weegee

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Arthur Fellig, Alias Weegee, New York photographs 1935-50, Side Gallery

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A real, authentic Weegee The Famous stamp measures 1 3/16th in diameter…

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“WEEGEE PHOTOGRAPH- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL”
$99.99

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“WEEGEE PHOTOGRAPH- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL”
$99.99

(It’s funny that the images of the backs of the photos are exactly the same – two photos, one back;-)

In our opinion this photo was not made by Weegee…

But this blog post was!
It’s stamped!
An authentic “WEEGEE BLOG POST- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL blog post”
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