Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Fellig’

Summer on the Lower East Side

June 7, 2010

Photojournalist Arthur Fellig, aka Weegee, is best known for his raw crime-scene photos.

But he also captured some tender moments of street life in New York City—such as this photo of a ragtag group of kids cooling off under the spray of a fire hydrant in 1937.

It must have been hot that day . . . so hot, some of these kids didn’t even bother taking their clothes off to cool down.