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Thread: 1960's NYC In Black & White

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    In some ways it was a better city then.




    (Could have used a bit less litter, though.)

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    Wow, I forgot the central Village was once cool (and not just a giant NYU dorm).

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    There were no fat people!

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    ^ Curiously true.

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    Less processed/fast food.

    No computers.

    Real sports, not virtual games.

    More an industrial economy.

    Less stress?

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    ^ All the above. Plus sexual gymnastics.

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    Rather than start a new thread, I'll put these color pics of 1960's NYC right here. Not Cushman quality clear, but better interesting nonetheless.







    Timeless Meets Tacky


    UN Building


    Rockefeller Center




    Midtown


    Some of the old cabs were ugly, but graceful in their own way


    Last edited by Radiohead; December 23rd, 2007 at 03:28 AM.

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    Most are probably very early 60's; a few may even be late 50's. These are from a 1966 book I dug out of the attic. BTW, I do better job dating photos by cars than haircuts

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    thanks so much for posting these. i have that book by lehnartz as i collect old photography books that focus on nyc in the 50's and 60's. unfortunately, unlike punzie, i'm not too old to remember any of these. the city was definitely much dirtier...no comparison to what it's like today..but it also was a much better place to live. maybe it's just because i was a kid back then and that will always be true of any place you grew up.

    mind if i post some other old pictures of the city back then on this thread? i can start a new one if you'd rather.
    Last edited by deezee; December 29th, 2007 at 02:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deezee View Post
    thanks so much for posting these. i have that book by lehnartz as i collect old photography books that focus on nyc in the 50's and 60's. unfortunately, unlike punzie, i'm not too old to remember any of these. the city was definitely much dirtier...no comparison to what it's like today..but it also was a much better place to live. maybe it's just because i was a kid back then and that will always be true of any place you grew up.

    mind if i post some other old pictures of the city back then on this thread? i can start a new one if you'd rather.

    Feel free. I don't own this thread, I just started it. All 60's NYC pics are welcome; the more the better.

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    Here's some of Cushman's later photos from what looks like the early 60's.






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