Culture on the Cheap
This Is Awesome!
One of the benefits of being a pack rat and a wee bit lackadaisical with the house keeping is when you finally DO get around to organizing it feel likes Christmas. There’s a treat under every pile of old magazines, old books, etc. This was certainly the case this weekend. Which brings me to the pile of old negatives gracing the beginning of this post: I have had these for months— but alas my scanner cannot process them. Until I exercised a little ingenuity, that is. Then I got a real treat; something so utterly nifty I simply had to share it!
Snapshots of the 1939 World’s Fair!
This negative was in pretty bad shape, yet I really like the finished image. Very moody.
I’m a big fan of this family unit. “Grandma” looks like one tough character.
There are twelve photographs in total. You can see them on my Flickr page by clicking here. By all means do check them out. They’re an incomparable sneak peek into the New York City of yesteryear!
P.S.: There are many, many more old pix (of New York City!) where these came from so stay tuned. You’re in for are real treat!