Saturday, September 17, 2011

1940s NYC in COLOR!

First saw this at Behind the Curtain - 16 Sparrows:  1940s NYC in COLOR!  so neat!  I've watched so much TCM and I Love Lucy that it's hard for me to think of the early twentieth century as anything other than black and white.  More pics can be found at the Daily Mail.

I thought this one was rather interesting.  The Daily Mail caption says it's a picture of three homeless men.  Interestingly, they all are dressed in a coat and hat and two of them have ties.  In general, most of the pics show people dressed nicely by today's standards. 

There are places in LA that resemble this block... cluttered multilingual signage, barber shop, vending machines... I love it.