Five-Minute Museum

Celebrity portraits from New York's first tabloid

In the '30s and '40s, New York Daily News photographer Harry Warnecke captured stars in living color

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke, "Dale Evans," 1947.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke, Robert F. Cranston and Gus Schoenbaechler, "''Babe' Didrikson," 1947.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Robert F. Cranston, "Dwight D. Eisenhower," 1945.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Robert F. Cranston, Frank Livia, Bill Klein and Harry Warnecke, "Jackie Robinson," 1949.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke, Robert F. Cranston and Gus Schoenbaechler, "Edgar Bergen," 1948.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Robert F. Cranston, "Irene Dunne," 1944.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Robert F. Cranston, "Gene Autry," 1942.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Gus Schoenbaechler, "Louis Armstrong," 1947.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Lee Elkins, "Orson Welles," 1939.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke, "Ted Williams," 1940.

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    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsie M. Warnecke © 2012 Daily News, LP (New York Daily News)

    Harry Warnecke and Lee Elkins, "W.C. Fields," 1938.

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