Friday, November 21, 2008

Looking at Life (via Google)

Morning time sucker: Search millions of photographs from the Life magazine archives, from the 1750s to today, thanks to Google.

Here are a few shots that I liked from the neighborhood:



"Members of the 10th Street artists group, a loose group of abstract expressionist artists, dancing during a party at artist Milton Resnick's studio." From 1956.



"Peter Stuyvesant Village Housing Project." From 1949.



"A group of artists bringing work into the show at the Tanager Gallery on 10th Street." (Which was 90 E. 10th St.) From 1956.



"Overshot of East 10th Street." From 1956. (Anyone recognize the block...?)

6 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

nice! i want to go to that dance party

EV Grieve said...

Yes! And do people still have dance parties? Or does everyone just sit around a room wearing their iPods?

esquared said...

They still go to parties, but they don't just sit around. Yes, each wear their own iPods and dance to whatever music their listening to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyTf_0YsnfU

http://newyork.going.com/?track=invite

EV Grieve said...

Those links made me feel about 100years old...

Ken Mac said...

I may dive into that last shot and never return.

Paul S. said...

I believe the overshot is the south side of 10th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. I grew up on this block and was born the year this photo was taken.