Woman Sleeping in a Movie Theater

Weegee, Photographer (American, born Ukrainian, 1899-1968)

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"Instead of going to psychiatrists, people went to the movies, which filled the empty places in their souls."

—Weegee by Weegee

Wilma Wilcox, New York, New York [1903-1993]; Acquired by her niece, Mary Ellen Kessler, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1993. Purchased by (Steve H. Nowlin, Indianapolis) in 2003. Purchased by Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 2009.

Object Information

Weegee (American, born Ukrainian, 1899-1968)
creation date
about 1943
gelatin silver print
10-1/4 x 12 in.
mark descriptions
Stamped, verso, upper center: CREDIT PHOTO BY WEEGEE THE FAMOUS
Stamped, verso, lower right: WEEGEE | 451 WEST 47th STREET | NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A. | TEL: 265-1955
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.c.: 6004 Sleeping
accession number
credit line
Caroline Marmon Fesler Fund, Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Roger G. Wolcott Fund, Nancy Foxwell Neuberger Acquisition Endowment Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Van Vorhees Art Fund, Cecil F. Head Art Fund, James V. Sweetser Fund
© Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images
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