Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

16th August 2014

Photo with 67 notes

by Thomas Hoepker, New York City, 1986: “Adam Purple, ecology activist and gardener in his Lower East Side apartment.” (source)

by Thomas Hoepker, New York City, 1986: “Adam Purple, ecology activist and gardener in his Lower East Side apartment.” (source)

Tagged: 1980sadam purplenew york cityold hippieshippies

10th August 2014

Photo with 542 notes

Fifth Avenue, 1987, by Richard Sandler [x]

Fifth Avenue, 1987, by Richard Sandler [x]

Tagged: 1980sfifth avenuenew yorknew york cityfur coat

10th August 2014

Photo with 34 notes

Sixth Avenue anti-gay demonstration, 1986, by Richard Sandler [x]

Sixth Avenue anti-gay demonstration, 1986, by Richard Sandler [x]

Tagged: 1980sbigotryanti-gaynew york citynew york

9th August 2014

Photo with 53 notes

"Life on the streets: A homeless woman stands bear overflowing trash on Fifth Ave in 1980," photographer Richard Sandler [x]

"Life on the streets: A homeless woman stands bear overflowing trash on Fifth Ave in 1980," photographer Richard Sandler [x]

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8th August 2014

Photoset with 172 notes

1980s AIDS activists [x]

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23rd June 2014

Photoset with 40 notes

"The "Tri-Cornered Baseball Game" … was concocted by a gaggle of New York sportswriters and then carried out in support of the Allied forces in World War II." (source)

Tagged: 1940snew york citybaseballworld war iibrooklyn

23rd June 2014

Photoset with 55 notes

Bill from the Commodore Hotel, October 24, 1942 (source)

$4.95 in 1942 would be about $69.82 in 2013 currency. No way you’re going to find a nice hotel room in the city at that rate today.

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23rd June 2014

Photo with 36 notes

New York City, 1941, by Charles Cushman (source)

New York City, 1941, by Charles Cushman (source)

Tagged: 1940snew york cityworld war ii

22nd June 2014

Photo with 267 notes

Warships in NY harbor, 1945 (via slate)

Warships in NY harbor, 1945 (via slate)

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22nd June 2014

Photo with 342 notes

"Shipfitters on lunch break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, August 1944," official US Navy photo (

"Shipfitters on lunch break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, August 1944," official US Navy photo (

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