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Top Hats:  In trouble, Charles Sodokoff, 28 and Arthur Webber, 32,  both Broklynites, use their toppled toppers to hide their faces as they take a free ride to Felony Court.  The boys were tippling at Astor Bar on a Saturday night when they slide down bannisters for fun …  The Cop was called, and they assaulted him.  The Funsters then went from a Mahogany bar to the Iron Type.

Published: New York Daily News, 27 January 1942

Weegee could easily be described as one of the most important freelance photojournalists who ever worked in the profession.

Although the last years of his life were melancholy, what he accomplished, in one decade of news photography from the mid- 1930s through to the mid- 1940s, is an extraordinary chronicle of New York.

The publication of his epic, Naked City, will always be considered a classic love affair between a photographer and his subject.

In Weegee’s case, the subject was New York, and his photographs became the frozen moments that are the icons of urban life in it’s calm, joy and chaos during that period.




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