Weegee Archive, selections
The Weegee archive was bequeathed to ICP in 1993. Weegee (1899-1968) is best known for his tabloid news photographs of urban crowds, crime scenes, and New York City nightlife of the 1930s and 1940s. He later dedicated himself to what he called "creative photography"-images made through distorting lenses and other optical effects. The Weegee Archive contains 20,000 original prints and negatives, tear sheets, manuscript drafts, correspondence, and other personal memorabilia. It is the world's largest holding of Weegee's work.