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Weegee Guide to New York, pp 64-65

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the above photo was not made by Weegee…
Of course the title, location and date are accurate, but in the line of shutterbugs scuffling for position, situated next to the camera-less dude who appears to be shouting with clenched fist… there’s a familiar face… the silver stained fingernails are clear as day…

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(Would be useful to see the back of this print.) It’s a peculiar photo: there’s a row of about 11 guys, three are holding cameras, one is looking at the photographer, two might be laughing, three are looking at the guy who might be shouting and making a clenched fist with his right, gloveless hand or Weegee, only about four are looking at what they are looking at, presumably the criminal and police officer imminently emerging from police headquarters…

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Weegee Guide to New York, pp 64-65

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PM Daily, January 13, 1941, Vol. 1, No. 149. p. 19

“Times” Reporter Retires After 34 Years at Police Headquarters
Photographs and Words by Weegee

…”John Gordon leaves the ‘Block,’ the dingy alley behind Police Headquarters. He’s off to Florida to fish, golf, and play poker. Good luck to you, John. And ’30.'” – Weegee

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Weegee Daily, January 13, 2013

An early publication of Weegee’s words… (From December 1940 there was The Christmas Story, Ermine Wrapped Patrons… And of course Coney Island, in July)
The text is heavily edited, yet retains some of the Weegee charm: “(I’ve often wondered what a Times editorial writer looks like. Personally, I prefer Winchell. The Times editorials are all double talk to me.)”

Photographs and words by Ceegee

Weegee Daily Map!

(To be continued…)


Weegee, Gun Shop, ca. 1940 (from Weegee, Edited by Louis Stettner, New York: Knopf, 1977)


Ceegee, Duck Shop, 12/05/2010

(Centre Market Place… guns and ducks… Police Headquarters and condominiums…)

Gun Shop… Arrow Shop…


Weegee, Gun Shop, ca. 1940 (from Weegee, Edited by Louis Stettner, New York: Knopf, 1977)


Ceegee, Arrow Shop, 12/05/2010


Ceegee, Arrow Shop, 12/05/2010