The Times Tower, back before it became a gigantic stand for billboards. Via Lileks
The Museum of the City of New York has released a ton of photos of the Manhattan Railway Company, which operated the city’s elevated railway lines at the turn of the 20th century. Squeee!
This photo of a power cleaning on 188 Suffolk St. in Manhattan is currently topping the pics subreddit. It was taken in 2007 by photographer Trevor Little.
Transeúntes (iPhone 5)
Brighton recovered (post Sandy)
- Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NYC, March 2013
1899 - Fifth Avenue at night, looking north from 44th St. The artist is Charles W Jefferys, This illustration comes courtesy of the New York Public Library’s amazing digital archive.
Ernest Hemingway and model Jean Patchett, sitting on a sofa in Hemingway’s farmhouse in Cuba. Photo taken by Clifford Coffin, Nov. 15, 1950, for Vogue Magazine. I love this photo.
Coffin’s photo is in a book I picked up from the Strand the other night: Vogue: The Editor’s Eye. I’ve vowed not to buy any more (physical) books and I have enough photo books besides, but I liked the book’s focus on the influence of editors, though it doesn’t show much of the process. Mostly, there’s just a bunch of interesting photos, like Ernest Hemingway shirtless and petting a cat.
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(The illustration is from Leslie’s Illustrated, March 24, 1888, depicting “THE TERRIBLE FORCE OF THE BLIZZARD”)
Radio City Line & Fifth Avenue Crowds, as taken by Yale Joel for LIFE in 1961
How blind people use Instagram; Tommy Edison demonstrates how he uses Instagram (iPhone).
“I don’t think I’d ever take pictures if I asked anybody what they looked like” - Edison
Manhattan’s skyline, 1880 to 1932.
This amazing series of photos was featured in TIME Magazine’s LIFE Aug 31, 1942 issue, “New York’s Skyline Sits for a Long Portrait.” The photos come from two amateurs of the Pierrepont family: John Jay Pierrepont, “a wealthy New Yorker”, was inspired from his Brooklyn rooftop view and took hundreds of photos from the vantage point until his death in 1923. His great-nephew, Abbot Low Moffat, continued the tradition until the Pierrepont home was bought by the city of New York to turn into a public park.
When Pierrepont took the first photos in 1880, church steeples and ship masts are the tallest structures, with the most recognizable landmark being Trinity Church on lower Broadway. By 1930, the lower Manhattan skyline was dominated by towers after the building boom.
Read the original article at Google Archives.
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Is no one teaching our children the Bat Signal anymore?