17 Wonderful Photos Showing Fun at Rockaway Beach, New York, 1950

Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the Rockaway PeninsulaContinue reading “17 Wonderful Photos Showing Fun at Rockaway Beach, New York, 1950”

18 Vintage Photos Showing New York During the 1950s

While looking through his aunt’s attic in 2009, Soren Larson found a treasure trove: His grandfather, an amateur photographer named Frank Oscar Larson whom Soren describes as the “family shutterbug,” had taken a remarkable collection of New York street scene photos in the 1950s. The pictures had been tucked away in the attic since 1964,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos Showing New York During the 1950s”

26 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos Capturing Everyday Life of the Rockettes in 1964

The Rockettes are an American precision dance company. Founded in 1925 in St. Louis, they have performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, since 1932. Until 2015, they also had a touring company. They are best known for starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, an annual Christmas show, and for performingContinue reading “26 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos Capturing Everyday Life of the Rockettes in 1964”

20 Vintage Photos Capture the Heartache of Wartime Farewells at the Pennsylvania Station, New York City in April 1943

They stand in front of the gates leading to the trains, deep in each other’s arms, not caring who sees or what they think. Each goodbye is a drama complete in itself. Sometimes the girl stands with arms around the boys’ waist, hands tightly clasped behind. Another fits her head into the curve of hisContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Capture the Heartache of Wartime Farewells at the Pennsylvania Station, New York City in April 1943”

31 Amazing Photos That Show Street Life in New York City in the 1940s

Fred Stein (1909-1967) was an early pioneer of the hand-held camera who became a gifted street photographer in Paris and New York after he was forced to flee his native Germany by the Nazi threat in the early 1930s. He explored the new creative possibilities of photography, capturing spontaneous scenes from life on the street.Continue reading “31 Amazing Photos That Show Street Life in New York City in the 1940s”

42 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Manhattan in 1936

Manhattan is one of the five Boroughs of New York City, made up of Manhattan Island and bounded by rivers. It is the cultural, financial, media, governmental, and retail center of New York City. The area that is now Manhattan was long inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. At the turn of the 20th centuryContinue reading “42 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Manhattan in 1936”

18 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Kids Playing on the Streets of New York City in the 1940s

These interesting black and white photos below were taken by LIFE photographer Ralph Morse around streets of New York City in June, 1947… (Photos by Ralph Morse/ LIFE archives)