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Major Holdings

  • Weegee, "Their First Murder," October 9, 1941
  • Weegee, The Critic, November 22, 1943
  • Weegee, "Crowd at Coney Island, Temperature 89 degrees . . . They came early, and stayed late," July 22, 1940
  • Weegee, The Gay Deceiver, ca. 1939

Weegee (1899–1968)


Weegee (Arthur Fellig) is best known for his tabloid news photographs of urban crowds, crime scenes, and New York City nightlife from 1928 to 1968. The Weegee archive contains 20,000 original prints, plus negatives, tear sheets, manuscript drafts, correspondence, and other personal memorabilia. It is the world's largest holding of Weegee's work, and was given to ICP in 1993 at the bequest of Wilma Wilcox, the photographer’s long-time companion.