New York Magazine

LOST WEEGEE CRIME PHOTOS REVEALED! UNSEEN FOR 82 YEARS

HISTORIANS, JOURNALISTS ASTOUNDED!

IN 1970, AN ARTIST named David Young bought a box of 1930s news photos at a secondhand store in Philadelphia. He just liked the look of them, he says now, and he stuck a couple on the wall of his studio with masking tape. Eventually, he moved to Seattle, and the box of photos went into a kitchen cabinet and stayed there.

Earlier this year, he pulled it out for a look. The prints had, over the years, curled up into a tight roll, and he had to slide them apart from one end. That’s when he noticed that most of them bore a photographer’s stamp on the back: PHOTO BY A. FELLIG. Five decades ago, he

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