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A picture blog dedicated to the art of vintage and historic photography.

I urge followers and re-bloggers to not only look, but to research and read the history of these photos and photographers. You will learn a lot from them.

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  1. Nurses at Roosevelt HospitalPhotograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1937

    Nurses at Roosevelt Hospital
    Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1937

    Notes: 10

  2. rogerwilkerson:

Still from “Naked City”Photograph by William H. Daniels, New York, 1948

    rogerwilkerson:

    Still from “Naked City”
    Photograph by William H. Daniels, New York, 1948

    Notes: 8640

    Reblogged from: rogerwilkerson
  3. Ziegfeld Girl Mary EatonPhotograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson, New York, ca. 1921 

    Ziegfeld Girl Mary Eaton
    Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson, New York, ca. 1921 

    Notes: 3

  4. whataboutbobbed:

Showgirls at the Copacabana ClubPhotograph by Stanley Kubrick, New York City, 1948

    whataboutbobbed:

    Showgirls at the Copacabana Club
    Photograph by Stanley Kubrick, New York City, 1948

    Notes: 849

    Reblogged from: mothgirlwings
  5. Fulton Fish MarketPhotograph by Gordon Parks, New York, 1943 

    Fulton Fish Market
    Photograph by Gordon Parks, New York, 1943 

    Notes: 5

  6. Veruschka von LehndorffPhotograph by Richard Avedon, New York, March 1972

    Veruschka von Lehndorff
    Photograph by Richard Avedon, New York, March 1972

    Notes: 214

  7. Walter Cronkite during an interview in his CBS officePhotograph by Marty Lederhandler, New York, February 3, 1981 

    Walter Cronkite during an interview in his CBS office
    Photograph by Marty Lederhandler, New York, February 3, 1981 

    Notes: 4

  8. timelightbox:

Did you know? — On this day in 1964 The Beatles arrived in New York.
Photographer Mike Mitchell,  then 18 years old, shot the Beatles performing their iconic first  concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum. The concert  occured just two days after the band’s momentous performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a debut which drew over 74 million television viewers.
Looking back, Mitchell recalls,

“to me, this concert was an  opportunity to do portraits, and to get an up close look, to really see  who these guys were! Many Americans emerging from the sleep-walking  fifties saw the Beatles as very strange creatures indeed. Most of the  establishment press treated them as mere novelty. My generation however  felt an immediate connection with them and still do.”

(see more — Beatlemania Revisited)

    timelightbox:

    Did you know? On this day in 1964 The Beatles arrived in New York.

    Photographer Mike Mitchell, then 18 years old, shot the Beatles performing their iconic first concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum. The concert occured just two days after the band’s momentous performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a debut which drew over 74 million television viewers.

    Looking back, Mitchell recalls,

    “to me, this concert was an opportunity to do portraits, and to get an up close look, to really see who these guys were! Many Americans emerging from the sleep-walking fifties saw the Beatles as very strange creatures indeed. Most of the establishment press treated them as mere novelty. My generation however felt an immediate connection with them and still do.”

    (see moreBeatlemania Revisited)

    Notes: 6249

    Reblogged from: timelightbox
  9. "Riding the Third Avenue El"Photograph by Vivian Cherry, New York, c.1950s 

    "Riding the Third Avenue El"
    Photograph by Vivian Cherry, New York, c.1950s 

    Notes: 1

  10. "New Year’s Eve, Times Square"Photograph by Dan Weiner, New York, 1951 

    "New Year’s Eve, Times Square"
    Photograph by Dan Weiner, New York, 1951 

    Notes: 9