Last Century NYC

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Speaking of NYC, how would you fancy an afternoon filled with coffee and vintage photos of that incredible spot? The New York City Municipal Archives recently released over 870,000 photographs of the city throughout the 20th century. I’ve been glued to my screen for most of the morning as those glimpses into daily life and overall outlook of this amazing city makes me *gasp* with every new image I discover. (You can check out the full collection here). Enjoy!

I'm curious, if you could live in any city you want, which one would you pick? xo

P.S: Fancy more? Here are a few more shots from 1940's that I simply adore.

(via Love +Cupcakes via The Atlantic. Photos: main room of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, painters suspended on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York's 6th Ave and 40th St., 28th Street, Manhattan Bridge under-construction and aerial view of New York City)

22 comments:

Diana said...

These are really amazing, I love the one of Times Square and the Bridge!! I hope you are having a lovely day! xoxo

Pier 39 Prep said...

The first photo is beautiful! Even though the photos are black and white, they are soo full of life and color.

Mal said...

What fabulous photos, especially the first one, just love it!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Roselie said...

All of the pictures especially the first one are breathtaking!
I would choose Brighton England, I was there for 3 months and I loved it!

Hannah said...

I may likely choose New York...I am still not sure what is so appealing about that place. I've been there, and it's crowded and stinky, but somehow still magical.

Pistachio said...

What fabulous photo's! I love to look into the past.

Melissa Blake said...

I love old photos like this!! And photos of NYC are even better!

mermaid gallery said...

the fellows standing on the bridge wires is truly an iconic shot....not to be seen in our modern world! I am not a city person.....so I can't think of a city where I would want to really live......maybe Marrakesh.....

LyddieGal said...

that has to be the most perfect photograph of grand central, ever.
Chic on the Cheap

Annie said...

I can't wait to check out more of these pics.. I love old pics like this, especially of New York City! :) NYC is one of my favorite cities (45 minutes from where I grew up), but it's not my favorite city to live in... I think my top three US cities right now are DC, San Francisco and Chicago :)

Wendy said...

MANHATTAN!!! Hands down that's where I'd want to live if I could (who knows, one day I just might). Lovely photos!

Diana Mieczan said...

Di, the Times Square one stole my heart as well. What a gem:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Pier 39 Prep, you're so right - "Even though the photos are black and white, they are soo full of life and color" - love this.

Diana Mieczan said...

Roselie, Brighton is really beautiful, indeed:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Lyddia and Annie, I love your top three list. Balazs' really good friend lives in Chicago. Its such an amazing place.

Monica | Hola!design said...

I love old New York! I'm going to browse the collection, now! Toodles!

Punctuation Mark said...

What an amazing city!!!

Lena P Cox said...

Stayed browsing for an hour or so......extremely interesting....I love the photos you posted the most. Been to Manhattan more than once. It was fabulous. My daughter was a model in seventeen magazine, a free trip. I could live briefly almost in every city just to be adventurous.

Diana Mieczan said...

Me too, Monica. Those photos show such an amazing insight to the city.

Diana Mieczan said...

How fantastic, Lena:)

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