|Jerome Liebling, "Butterfly Boy," 1949|
|Lee Sievan, Salvation Army lassie in front of a Woolworth store. c1940|
|Ida Wyman “Spaghetti 25 Cents.” New York. 1945.|
The League had a darkroom for printing, published a newsletter called Photo Notes, and offered a place to socialize. Its members included W. Eugene Smith, Weegee, Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Aaron Siskind. The League showed student work and had guest exhibitions by noted photographers Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Edward Weston. Like their peers in the theater and film industries, the league suffered from the Red Scare: the Attorney General labeled it "subversive" and its members were blacklisted after a paid FBI informant accused it of being a front for communists.
|Sid Grossman, Coney Island, 1947|
Which one's your favorite? I love the boy, but the girls vs. holy rollers in the Salvation Army one are so funny!