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"New York...The blood-spattered bodies of Joseph Amberg, and of Morris Kessler, alleged Brooklyn hoodlums, shown lying on the floor at a Brooklyn garage..."
  • International News Photo, publisher
  • "New York...The blood-spattered bodies of Joseph Amberg, and of Morris Kessler, alleged Brooklyn hoodlums, shown lying on the floor at a Brooklyn garage...", 1935
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print, collage
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.1 x 15.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 6 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Esquire funds
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0276
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of two bodies lying on a cement floor with a crowd of reporters and policemen standing around; man at right with superimposed face. (Bodies are those of Joseph Amberg and Morris Kessler, alleged Brooklyn hoodlums, after being shot in a Brooklyn garage.)