domingo, 1 de novembro de 2015

Collection of photographs taken by Todd Webb around 1946 has been republished

Daily Mail - Fewer skyscrapers, bustling docks and kids playing on every corner: Stunning photos turn back the clock to 1946 New York

Old-school: The images show yesteryear NYC transportation, including the image to the left of the now-demolished Third Avenue El train metro line, with a street car running underneath. To the right, a photograph taken at the interaction of Second Avenue and 50th Street shows the Chrysler Building standing tall, not yet surrounded by other midtown high-rises

From the docks: The photographs show how Manhattan's ports and piers still thronged with trade ships. This is the scene from the Fulton Fish Market Wharf

Working man: In this famous image, taken around Battery Park in Manhtattan, shows a local tradesman selling roasted peanuts on the street for five cents a bag

Fine motor: This image shows the car of Lamar Perkins, a prominent Harlem citizen and New York state's assistant attorney general

Towering: This photograph, taken at the intersection of Madison Street and Pike Street, shows the view south towards the Manhattan Bridge

In harmony: This photograph, called 'The Circle,' LaSalle at Amsterdam, shows a group of black and white children playing together around a pipe spraying water

Famous: This image, published in Fortune magazine, shows the view of downtown Manhattan from the Empire State Building - then the highest view in the city. The same vista would now be dominated by the World Trade Center's Freedom Tower

Pals: This photograph, called 123rd Street (Boys with Toy Gun) shows a black child and white friends playing in Harlem. Webb's writings show how he despised racism - describing seeing 'Whites Only' signs on a visit to the segregated South 'hard to take'

Relaxing: Webb found these five boys on a street in Harlem, and asked them to pose for him - a process documented in his other photos, too

Old smokey days: This collection of photographs by Todd Webb has been republished - the above showing the New York City skyline in 1946, when the Empire State Building (right) and Chrysler building (center left) were still the tallest two structures in the metropolis

Sneaky shot: Webb described how this photograph was taken the first time he walked over the Brooklyn Bridge - with only enough film for six frames. When he returned the next day with more, officials were enforcing a photography ban - so he had to turn back

Harlem scenes: These photographs a hat store in Harlem's 125th street, and the nearby offices of The People's Voice, a weekly black newspaper, with a local standing outside. The paper had just moved offices

Commerce: This image shows traders on Suffolk Street, near Manhattan's Chinatown

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