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Photo of the Day – 02/16/17 (“Rainy Day Times Square”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Rainy Day Times Square, 1943”

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Granted, this is showing a day in New York where it seems to be pouring out, but Times Square looks absolutely empty!  Compare this to what you might see there today.

March 1943. “New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day.” Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. 

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/10/17 (“In Dreamland”, 1905)

Daily Photo — “In Dreamland, 1905”

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The name Coney Island is synonymous with amusement parks and entertainment from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  This image of the Dreamland park shows Coney Island at its height — all of this pictured would be destroyed in a fire only 6 years later.  Compare the revelers here to those you might see in an amusement park or on a boardwalk today!  There is a great history of Dreamland here.

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. “In Dreamland.”  8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 

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Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 01/13/17 (The Adirondack Guide, Winslow Homer)

Daily Artwork — “The Adirondack Guide, Winslow Homer, 1894”

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1894 — The Adirondack Guide.  Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper. Realism style. Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., USA.
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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/15/16 (“All I Want for Christmas”, 1955)

Daily Photo — “All I Want for Christmas, 1955”

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The median family income in 1955 was about $4800 (adjusted for inflation, that’s about $42,500 today).  Using the same calculator, this $1000 doll would cost about $8900 — I think Santa would have been stretched a little thin in both cases!  I am captivated by the longing in the little girl’s eyes though.

1955. $1000 doll in lace dress in John Wanamaker, West Chester, lures little girl who eyes it in showcase. Original from Life Magazine, December 15, 1955.

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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 10/30/15 (“Brooklyn Halloween”, 1965)

Daily Photo — “Brooklyn Halloween, 1965”

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1965.  Children dressed up to go trick or treating in Brooklyn, NY.  Scan of B&W negative.

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Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/29/14 (“Summer in Brooklyn”, 1982)

Daily Photo — “Summer in Brooklyn, 1982”

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1982.  “In 1980s Brooklyn, teenage couples stand proudly before a flashy Trans Am. Photographer Robert Madden shot this image while on assignment for a June 1982 story by Alice J. Hall, who described the ever changing borough as ‘Much abused, much maligned, and much loved … an authentic American amalgam, with all its achievement and failure.'”

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 1/28/14 (“Rainy Day Times Square”, 1943)

Daily Photo — “Rainy Day Times Square, 1943”

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New York, March 1943. “Times Square on a rainy day.” Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information.

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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