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 Weegee, on Fire
Gordon "Moon" Mullins

Dedicated to the memory and vision of Arthur Fellig 1899-1968


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NEW YORK, taken in Weegee's room
on return from third alarm at Cliff and Ferry sts.
We believe this to be a portrait of Weegee's close friend, Gordon "Moon" Mullins to whom these negatives were given. It was his estate that preserved them after his death in 1971 (see #85). He is believed to be the source of many of the negatives whose attribution is suspect. He was a member of the Bell Club and belonged to the N.Y.C Fire Patrol. He later became a dispatcher for the City of New York and was made an Hon. Deputy Chief.
(4x5 film negative)
 #0028


"PERSONAL"

The man pictured is Gordon "Moon" Mullins seen wearing his uniform as an
Honorary Deputy Chief of the FDNY. He was one of the members of the Fire Bell Club of New York which is presently located at 204 East 23rd Street. He was employed, for several years prior to his death, as a Fire Alarm Dispatcher in the Manhattan Central Office of the FDNY and had badge number 11. The old Nash sedan pictured in some of the photos carried has maltese plate (#13) given to him when he was made an honorary chief officer (first an honorary battalion chief and later promoted to honorary deputy chief).

(ref.: Mand Library at the FDNY Fire Academy)
I believe this to be a portrait of Weegee's close friend to whom these negatives were given and who assembled this collection. It was his estate that preserved them after his death in 1971 (see #28).
(3 1/4x4 1/4 film negative)
 #0085


"CAR" 
The composition, film format, sharpness and processing all tend to indicate that this was taken by Mr. Mullins.
(6x9 cm 120 film negative)
#0054


"CAR"
The composition, film format, sharpness and processing all tend to indicate that this was taken by a friend of Mr. Mullins.
(6x9 cm 120 film negative)
#0055


Gordon
Gordon "Moon" Mullins
Photographer unknown
(3x5 roll film negative)
#0261


Gordon
Gordon "Moon" Mullins, hamming it up for the camera.
Photographer unknown
(3x5 roll film negative)
#0262

 
MARYLAND
Views at Cavetown
The composition, film type and format, sharpness and processing all tend to indicate that this was not taken by Mr Mullins but by a friend.
(4x5 pack film negative)
 #0080

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