28 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in New York at the Turn of the Century

Wallace G. Levison was a chemist, inventor, and lecturer who founded the Departments of Mineralogy and Astronomy at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in the latter half of the 19th century. He was also an avid photographer, using the new technology both as a scientific tool and a recreational activity. As the dawnContinue reading “28 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in New York at the Turn of the Century”

40 Vintage Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair was a world’s fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second-most expensive American world’s fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million peopleContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair”

26 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, Waldorf in New York City, 1957

April in Paris Ball was an annual US gala event whose mission was to serve charity and Franco-American relations. Established in 1952 at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City, it was the idea of Claude Philippe, the hotel’s banquet manager, who enlisted Elsa Maxwell to help organize it. The first event wasContinue reading “26 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, Waldorf in New York City, 1957”

50 Vintage Photos Showing Suburban Life in New York State During the 1940s

In the postwar era, many Americans moved away from cities and into suburbs, helped by GI Bill benefits that guarantied home loans. Techniques of mass production made it possible to build homes faster and cheaper than ever before. Using an assembly-line system, the construction firm Levitt and Sons built three giant “Levittown” suburbs in NewContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos Showing Suburban Life in New York State During the 1940s”

20 Amazing Photos Showing the Interior of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1903

The original Waldorf-Astoria was among America’s first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world — and it soon became the most famous, for its reputation was carried wherever civilization had spread, and even where only explorers had gone. TheContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos Showing the Interior of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1903”

73 Amazing Photographs of New York City During the Late 1970s

There is a strong current of nostalgia for the late ’70s, even among those who never lived through it — the era when the city was edgy and dangerous, when women carried Mace in their purses, when even men asked the taxi driver to wait until they’d crossed the 15 feet to the front doorContinue reading “73 Amazing Photographs of New York City During the Late 1970s”

30 Vintage Polaroids Give a Look Inside Brooklyn Apartments During the Late 1970s

From January of 1978 to April of 1979, photographer Dinanda Nooney photographed around 200 homes, coming out with nearly 2000 photos of Brooklynites in their natural habitats. These photographs – the people, the architecture, the decor, the crazy ’70s outfits – are hands-down-amazing, and hammer home the point that there have been cool people livingContinue reading “30 Vintage Polaroids Give a Look Inside Brooklyn Apartments During the Late 1970s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 8

The 1920s (pronounced “nineteen-twenties”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1920, and ended on December 31, 1929. In America, it is frequently referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age”, while in Europe the period is sometimes referred to as the “Golden Twenties”[1] because of the economic boom following World WarContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 8”

22 Fantastic Photos of Fans at 1973 Summer Jam Rock Festival at Watkins Glen

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for “Largest audience at a pop festival.” An estimated 600,000 rock fans came to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside Watkins Glen, New York, on July 28, 1973, to see the Allman BrothersContinue reading “22 Fantastic Photos of Fans at 1973 Summer Jam Rock Festival at Watkins Glen”