Tenement family, New York (1900-1937).
Courtesy of the New York Public Library's Digital Collection.
Tenement playground, New York (1900-1937).
Orchard Street Scene (1902-1914).
Two women & man in front of outhouses; one woman getting water (1902-1914).
A bed-time scene in an east side tenement, February, 1911.
Union Square, 1934.
60,000 communists gather together in New York City to protest against unemployment and capitalism.
5th Avenue, 1917.
Silent protest parade in response to the East St. Louis race riot.
In front row are James Weldon Johnson [far right]. W. E. B. DuBois [2nd from right] and Rev. Hutchens Chew Bishop, rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem.
Gay Contingent, Vietnam War protest march, 1971.
Protest Rally in front of the Municipal Building.
City Hall, 1973.
Chinatown on Sunday, Pell Street (1899).
In honor of all the Chinatown photos this week, I think it makes sense to show some old New York Chinatown photos from the New York Public Library's digital collection.
New York's Chinatown celebrating the visit of Li Hung Chang (1896).
Chinatown Merchants, Mott Street (1939).
Chinatown Merchant, Bayard and Elizabeth (1940).
Interior of a Chinese Restaurant (1900-1910).
My grandparents, Tony and Peggy.
Today is the wedding day and I thought it would be fitting to put some family wedding portraits up. Next stop Greece!
Sara's grandparents, Alice and Karl.
Sara's Grandparents, Pop and Gigi.
Sara's parents, Joyce and Mark.
As we gear up for the wedding this Saturday I am scanning and fixing up some old photos of family members to display. The rest of the week will probably be a mix of street photography and these photos on the blog.
This is my grandmother Genevieve Maher, who I never met. This is the only photo that my dad has of my grandparents on his side of the family (while you all know how many photos my other grandparents took!)
This photo is gorgeous in color as well, but I'm doing all the photos in black and white to keep it consistent.
On another note, I'll probably be blogging with photos from the honeymoon in Greece as long as we have internet connection. I told Sara she could have exclusive use of our ipad for reading (I'll lug some real books) in exchange for letting me blog. See, I'm already getting used to the wheeling and dealing of these marriage compromises :)
I love looking at old photographs of Central Park. So much of it looks exactly the same and so much (including the outfits) looks completely different.
These are courtesy of the New York Public Library's Digital Archive.
The Spa, Pre-1900.
I love old maps! 1863.
Did parents really allow their children to roll around in the park in these outfits? 1871.
The Arsenal and Zoo. Undated.
'Boys' Playground', 1904.
Today we have a little change-up for vintage Friday. The New York Public Library's Digital Gallery has an incredible array of vintage photographs that you should have some fun with if you have the time. Here are some incredible Lewis Hine photos from the Lower East and West sides around the early 1900s.