WEEGEE Naked City.
New York: Essential Books, . First edition, inscribed "To Tom Rametta/The future [arrow]/Weegee/On VJ Day." Publisher's cloth lettered in blue, without dust jacket. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (23 x 16 cm); 246 pp., photographic reproductions after Weegee. Cloth toned and lightly soiled, thumbsoiling.
"VJ Day" or "Victory over Japan Day" was celebrated on 14 August 1945. This certainly a timely inscription as Weegee's photographs depict the affects of the Great Depression and the War Years on New York City. Weegee has optimistically drawn a right arrow next to the words "The future" in his inscription. Roth 118; Parr/Badger 145; Hasselblad 142.
C Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
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