Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

30th June 2014

Photo reblogged from The Paris Review with 205 notes

theparisreview:

“But everything is different now, right?”
The history of Chock Full o’ Nuts.

Probably 1950s or early 1960s.

theparisreview:

“But everything is different now, right?”

The history of Chock Full o’ Nuts.

Probably 1950s or early 1960s.

Tagged: 1950s1960s

29th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Holly Bailey with 113 notes

hollybailey:

NYC, 1950 by Ruth Orkin

hollybailey:

NYC, 1950 by Ruth Orkin

Tagged: 1950s

19th May 2014

Photo reblogged from SAVAGE AMERICA with 76 notes

thegildedcentury:

Life, August 5, 1946

thegildedcentury:

Life, August 5, 1946

Tagged: 1950s

Source: thegildedcentury

30th April 2014

Photo reblogged from killerbeesting* with 135 notes

killerbeesting:

Walter Rosenblum (American, 1919-2006). Hopscotch. 105th St., New York, 1952

killerbeesting:

Walter Rosenblum (American, 1919-2006). Hopscotch. 105th St., New York, 1952

Tagged: 1950s

29th April 2014

Photo reblogged from HOW TO SEE WITHOUT A CAMERA with 362 notes

howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Brett Weston
Airshafts, New York, 1945

howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Brett Weston

Airshafts, New York, 1945

Tagged: 1950s

29th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Lively Morgue with 298 notes

livelymorgue:

A brief taut with mystery and suspense, in the paper of March 11, 1953: Gloria Teich, of Riverside Drive, seemed to think her vehicle was sinking as she tried to unlock it for an afternoon drive. “Astonished by the strange occurrence, she stood for a moment, staring. Sure enough, it was sinking slowly into the earth. By the time Mrs. Teich collected her wits sufficiently to attempt to drive the car away, it was too late.” The culprit was determined to be a water main leak, and the car was towed out of the hole by 4 p.m. Photo: George Alexanderson/The New York Times

Tagged: 1950s

29th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Bygone Americana with 184 notes

bygoneamericana:

Patrolman Donald Schultz surveys the abandoned corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue during the morning air raid drill in Manhattan, 1952.
By Jack O’Brien

bygoneamericana:

Patrolman Donald Schultz surveys the abandoned corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue during the morning air raid drill in Manhattan, 1952.

By Jack O’Brien

Tagged: 1950s

28th April 2014

Video reblogged from Retro New York with 128 notes

retronewyork:

New York City Defense Drill 1950s

"New York City’s teaming millions, prime target for an atomic attack, go about their normal affairs…"

Scenes from this stock footage reel of 1950’s New York were used in the documentary feature, “Anne Stewart: A Most Successful Failure”.

Tagged: 1950s

28th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Retro New York with 193 notes

retronewyork:

Wash. Square park - NYC 1959 by Winston Vargas on Flickr.

retronewyork:

Wash. Square park - NYC 1959 by Winston Vargas on Flickr.

Tagged: 1950s

28th April 2014

Photo reblogged from "kvetchlandia" with 232 notes

kvetchlandia:

Elliott Erwitt     New York City      1954

kvetchlandia:

Elliott Erwitt     New York City      1954

Tagged: 1950s