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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…

Since this is an online filing cabinet let’s look quickly at a few recent (June 6, 2015) Weegee on eBay results, and file this under auctions…

Vint 1930s WEEGEE / HANDSOME MAN STREET PROFILE Photo / EXCELLENT

Sold for $99.00 [1 bid]
The seller was americanphotowork.
eBay store for americanphotowork
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All images from eBay:

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Was this photo made by Weegee?
Hard to prove from the limited information on an eBay auction. Wonder what the provence is.
We are going to express our opinion: We don’t think the photo was “stamped by the artist,” it doesn’t appear to be in “excellent condition,” and we don’t think it was made in the “1930s”.
We are going to express our opinion: the photo was not made by Weegee…

Images from eBay:
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If that “handsome man” in “New York city” looks familiar, perhaps that’s because the photo appeared on eBay before. In April 2013, photoshoot2012 sold a pair of, as we call them, “phony Weegee photos” for $199…

Since this is an online filing cabinet let’s look quickly at a few recent (June 6, 2015) Weegee on eBay results, and file this under auctions…

Weegee 1940’s silver Gelatin silver stamped “trumpet man”

Sold for $71.00
Seller was photoart50

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Maybe the photo is a “silver Gelatin silver.”
Maybe the photo is stamped, by someone, not necessarily by Weegee.
The subject is not a “trumpet man,” he’s not playing the trumpet, perhaps a clarinet, and the subject is not “Architecture & Cityscape.”
“Weegee In great condition for its age and rarity” – is meaningless.

Was this photo made by Weegee?
Hard to prove from the limited information on an eBay auction. Wonder what the provence is.
We are going to express our opinion: the photo was not made by Weegee… It’s a good example of a bad Weegee imitation… (Is this ignorance or fraud?)

A variant image appeared on eBay a few years ago. Surprisingly the images are in focus…
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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…