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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:56 pm

Shot dead: Weegee's murder photographs go on show – in pictures

Between 1935 and 1946, tabloid forerunner Weegee haunted the crime and fatality scenes of New York, capturing often disturbing images of the dead, of those gathered to watch, and of police attempts to investigate and clean up.

As 100 framed pieces go on display at the International Centre of Photography in New York, here is a selection of some of his finest – and frankest – finds

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 January 2012 09.00 GMT

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:57 pm


Anthony Esposito, booked on suspicion of killing a policeman, 16 January 1941 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:00 pm


At an East Side murder, 1943 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:02 pm


Body of Dominick Didato, Elizabeth Street, 7 August 1936Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:05 pm


Girl jumped out of car, and was killed, on Park Ave, c1938 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:07 pm


Hats in a pool room, Mulberry Street, c1943 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:09 pm


Hold-up man killed, 24 November 1941 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:14 pm


Lineup for night court, c1941Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:16 pm


Murder, c1940Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Police officer and assistant removing body of Reception Hospital ambulance driver Morris Linker from East River, 24 August 1943Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Police officer and lodge member looking at blanket-covered body of woman trampled to death in excursion-ship stampede, 18 August 1941Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:25 pm


'Ruth Snyder Murder' wax display, Eden Muse, Coney Island, c1941 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:27 pm


The dead man's wife arrived … and then she collapsed, c1940Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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Post  eddie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:30 pm


Unidentified photographer on the Spot, 9 December 1939 Photograph: Weegee/International Centre of Photography

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