Posts tagged New York City.

Escape to New York, October 2011 | Ben Hinceman

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A prostitute poses in Times Square in the 1950s.

Animated stereoview of lights at night on Coney Island. Caption: “Brilliant Luna Park at night, Coney Island. New York’s great pleasure resort. [1865?]-1919”

Yes, I’m a little obsessed with making these.

Myrna Darby in a feathered headdress, 1920s. Ms. Darby joined up as a Ziegfeld Follies girl at 17, only to die at 21 due to sunburn and strenuous swimming—the true cause was rumored to be the end of her engagement. Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Walker Evans: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1929

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Grand Central Station, New York City, 1935

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Back of the postcard reads: FUTURE NEW YORK will be pre-eminently the city of skyscrapers. The first steel frame structure that was regarded as a skyscraper was the Tower Building at 50 Broadway, a ten story structure 129 feet high.

There are now over a thousand buildings of that height in Manhattan. The best known skyscrapers are the Singer Building, 612 feet high, the Metropolitan Building, 700 feet high; and the Woolworth Tower which towers above them all and rises to a height of 790 feet.

The proposed Pan American Building is to be 801 feet high. (Postcard Copyright Moses King, New York - circa 1915)

GIF of Coney Island lights at night in the 1920s, from the 1928 film Speedy.

“Quarter of Nine, Saturday’s Children.” 1929 etching by Martin Lewis, unknown NYC location.


I’ve completely distracted myself while cataloging this new item we got in at Avery.

It’s a photo album of Central Park from around 1900.

I’m obviously in love.


1940s Aerial View of New York City

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1955 photo out the back window of the 3rd Avenue El, by Elliot Erwitt.

The Flatiron Building, day and night, stitched together into the same mesmerizing photo. Photographer: Stephen Wilkes.

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Grotesque gargoyle of a monk with a book at The Britannia, on West 110th.

"Brooklyn Girls are renowned for beauty, grace, and wit… To those so unfortunate as to live outside the boundaries of the borough, all its young women are equally charming… But the native knows that each section of the city has its own peculiar type."

The aristocratic “Heights Girl,” from the 1902 Brooklyn Daily Eagle series “Types of Brooklyn Girls.” Click through for a blog post on the different types, including the “Hill Girl” and “Park Slope Girl,” as well as a feminist interpretation. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Collection of the Brooklyn Public Library.