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Joe Gould ("Joe Goold--Village Chadder" [sic]) 
1940s (early) 
  
Silver print 
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in 
  
Swann Galleries - New York 
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, May 22, 2007, #2115, Lot 333) 
  
 
LL/19268 
  
With Weegee's caption, in blue ink, on recto and his signature "Photo by Weegee" on verso.
 
Joe Gould, an authentic eccentric, was a fixture in the West Village beatnik scene, the inspiration for "New Yorker" journalist Joseph Mitchell's "The Secret of Joe Gould," and the lover of painter Alice Neel. 
 

 
  
 
  
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