made many photographs of Coney Island, and when
they appeared in PM, it was almost as if
summer had truly arrived: the first lost child,
lifeguards performing rescue rehearsals, couples
in the sand both day and night, and his
ever-favorite crowd shots.
|I had been
waiting three hours to get a picture of the first
official lost child of the new season when a man
came over to the Park Department attendant with
this boy and said, 'Lost child.' Pretty soon his
wild-eyed mother came and took him away. The
child was making such a rumpus, and the mother
seemed so excited about it all, that I didn't
want to bother them to ask their names and
address." PM Story and Photo by
Children, June 9, 1941
images ©1994, International Center of Photography, New York,
Bequest of Wilma Wilcox.
Text ©1997 International Center of Photography, from Weegee's
World by Miles Barth, A Bulfinch
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