1. luzfosca:

Corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh, ca. 1940
“Street-level view of the corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues taken at approximately 10:35 AM, focusing on pedestrians wearing hats. A Coca Cola sign is clearly visible in the background, as well as the Standard Typewriters Co. sign. The smoke in this image is particularly heavy.”
From University of Pittsburgh / Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s

    luzfosca:

    Corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh, ca. 1940

    “Street-level view of the corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues taken at approximately 10:35 AM, focusing on pedestrians wearing hats. A Coca Cola sign is clearly visible in the background, as well as the Standard Typewriters Co. sign. The smoke in this image is particularly heavy.”

    From University of Pittsburgh / Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s

     
  2. 13:25

    notes: 445

    reblogged from: adanvc

    tags: black and white1950sParisvintageEdith Gerin


    adanvc:

Avenue des Gobelins, Paris, 1950.
by Edith Gerin

    adanvc:

    Avenue des Gobelins, Paris, 1950.

    by Edith Gerin

     
  3. bygoneamericana:

Evening scene with the Chrysler Building. New York, 1955.
By Elliott Erwitt

    bygoneamericana:

    Evening scene with the Chrysler Building. New York, 1955.

    By Elliott Erwitt

     
  4. burnedshoes:

    © Jack Robinson, Found In A Closet: A Photo Trove Of ’60s Icons

    #1: Portrait of Tina Turner, ca. 1969
    #2: Self-Portrait, Jack Robinson, New Orleans, early 1950s

    You never know what people are hiding. When Dan Oppenheimer opened the door to Jack Robinson’s apartment, for example, he had no idea what he’d discover. He knew that Robinson had been a photographer in an earlier chapter of his life that he rarely spoke of.

    Oppenheimer, who had been Robinson’s boss at a stained-glass studio in Memphis, recalls that Robinson kept mostly to himself and had very few friends. Few people even knew he had died, which might explain why Oppenheimer found himself in this position to begin with: There was no one else to take care of the effects.

    What Oppenheimer did find when he opened the doors was an immaculately tidy apartment with exactly one of everything: One plate, one bowl, one mug. Robinson only wore white shirts and jeans, Oppenheimer says, and his spare white buttons were meticulously organized by size. A few cameras were in a display case. Then he opened the closet.

    “I opened this one box, and stacked down to the bottom was Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, The Who,” Oppenheimer says. “It became very obvious that this was no ordinary photographer.”  Jack Robinson, it turned out, had been a commercial photographer in New York City — namely for Vogue — long enough to build an archive of some 150,000 prints of the most recognizable faces of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
    (read more)

     
  5. liquidnight:

Václav Chochola
Podvečer na křižovatce, 1958
(Dusk at the Crossroad)
From Václav Chochola

    liquidnight:

    Václav Chochola

    Podvečer na křižovatce, 1958

    (Dusk at the Crossroad)

    From Václav Chochola

     
  6. liquidnight:

W. Eugene Smith
Untitled (night view of wet street with White Rose sign)
New York, 1957-58
From W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975

    liquidnight:

    W. Eugene Smith

    Untitled (night view of wet street with White Rose sign)

    New York, 1957-58

    From W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975

     
  7. Being a man in the 1950s was rough apparently. 
Mental note: if travelling back in time to the 1950s, say out of waist deep water.
[reddit]

    Being a man in the 1950s was rough apparently. 

    Mental note: if travelling back in time to the 1950s, say out of waist deep water.

    [reddit]

     
  8. liquidnight:

Herbert Tobias
Herr X und das Haus Kurfürstendamm 198
Berlin, 1954
From Herbert Tobias: Fotographien 1950-1980

    liquidnight:

    Herbert Tobias

    Herr X und das Haus Kurfürstendamm 198

    Berlin, 1954

    From Herbert Tobias: Fotographien 1950-1980

     
  9. 00:53 11th Aug 2011

    notes: 60

    reblogged from: akio

    tags: inge morathiranreblog1950s


    touba:

Inge Morath, Pepsi Cola Sign, outside Tehran, Iran, 1956.

    touba:

    Inge Morath, Pepsi Cola Sign, outside Tehran, Iran, 1956.

     
  10. plays: 140

    Buddy Holly - Browned Eyed Handsome Man

    From the 1963 Buddy Holly compilation album “Reminiscing”

     
  11. New York CitySometime between 1947-1952
Photograph by Ted Croner

    New York City
    Sometime between 1947-1952

    Photograph by Ted Croner

     
  12. Miles DavisPhotoshoot for Kind of BlueNew York, New York 
Photo by Jay Maisel

    Miles Davis
    Photoshoot for Kind of Blue
    New York, New York 

    Photo by Jay Maisel

     
  13. Incredible set from an incredible movie.
If you havent seen Hitchcocks “Rear Window” you are missing out greatly.

    Incredible set from an incredible movie.

    If you havent seen Hitchcocks “Rear Window” you are missing out greatly.