Walker Evans street photography from the 1950’s via the Met Museum’s online gallery.Posted: July 18, 2012 Filed under: Angela's picture galleries, New York City, Vintage Photography 2 Comments
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – [16 Views of New York Streets, Possibly for “Street Furniture” Series].
Snapshot: 321 East “a hun 8” on September 28th 1959!Posted: July 18, 2012 Filed under: East Harlem, Italian East Harlem, New York City, Vintage Photography Leave a comment
How city kids cooled off in the heat wave of 1953Posted: July 15, 2012 Filed under: East Harlem, New York City, Vintage Photography 3 Comments
“Summer in the City!”
A 10-day heat wave left the city blistering in late summer 1953, with record temperatures in the triple digits scalding the streets.
Luckily these city kids living in the vicinity of today’s Nolita (see the ad for 276 Bowery) knew how to keep cool: They opened a fire hydrant.
Life magazine photographer Peter Stackpole captured these wonderful images: the spray coming out high into the Belgian Block street, then a boy aiming a flood of water at his buddy.
The next shots show other kids joining in, with no street traffic getting in their way. And then a policeman apparently puts a stop to it.
It looked like a lot of fun while it lasted. Amazingly, almost every kid is wearing long pants!