These photos by Berenice Abbott off the How To Be A Retronaut website paint a wonderful portrait of a vibrant, bustling, clean New York City in the mid to late 1930s. The images are courtesy of the New York Public Library.
NYC Example of so many of our roads that are too busy.
Christmas along Hollywood Boulevard sure looked festive back in the 1940s when this shot was taken, especially with those light-up Christmas trees that gave the street a golden glow. And that wet sheen on the road from a recent rainstorm gives it that cinematic look that night street scenes in movies always seem to have.
Reality Rearranged: Black and White Surrealist Photography by Tommy Ingberg
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ~ Bertrand Russell ~