1940's NYC

Thursday, September 15, 2011


How extraodinary are those photographs? In September, 1941 Indiana born Charles Weever Cushman shot those "vacation snaps" while visiting New York. It's incredible to think that they were taken 70 years ago and maybe because of the colour they give out such a modern feel, don't you think? (I can't stop looking at them). xo

P.S: Here is the full photo gallery.

(via Daily Mail and 16 House)

26 comments:

Heba said...

I liked that soft drinks cart

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Ann said...

Oh love them ♥

such a nostalgic feel to them

just like looking at those vintage advertisements that I love so much ♥

Diana Mieczan said...

Vintage advertisements are brilliant, Ann!

the southern hostess said...

These are fantastic!

Jen Daiker said...

Vintage is gorgeous! These are fabulous!! Happy Thursdy love!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love this. so much.

im zoe said...

WOW, they are fantastic they really capture the feel.

Zoe xx

MANDY said...

They really are great aren't they !!!

Cara said...

REALLY cool!
Lilac and Grey

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

gorgeous! i love all the first photograph. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Diana Mieczan said...

They truly are, Mandy and Zoe, totally agree:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Also you wont believe this! The second photo is of three homeless men. They look incredibly stylish, don't you think?

Nadine2point0 said...

My favourite shots I have seen in a while - really quite cool.

Marta said...

Very cool photos! Even the girls in the first photos would be super stylish nowadays!

knk said...

i really like that 1940 view now we hardly find those free roads
road side drinks
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TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, the yellows and reds are so bold-- it looks like a movie set!

Dancing Branflake said...

Yea, I was about to ask if they were retouched because the color is very very modern. So interesting to see how they lived!

Diana Mieczan said...

Marta, those girls look adorable and super stylish:)Totally true.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

amazing photos!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i was born in the wrong era

Liesl said...

I love NYC, think the 40's are lovely and am adoring this post!

Liesl :)

Kirsty said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing these!

Hannah J. Holmes said...

they may seem modern because loads of photographers these days use vintage filters :) anyways, these are so lovely. i can't stop staring either. thanks so much for sharing. you always find the best treats.

bron @ baby space said...

You're right about the colour. It's the quality too -- can totally imagine being there. Love these pics!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so good to know. Thanks, Hannah. You are so sweet.

Annie said...

oh wow, what fun!

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