17 Rare Vintage Photos of New York’s Famous Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads of […]

Vintage 1970s Photos of New York Street Life and Home Life

Dancing at the Ice Palace During Bartenders Weekend Cherry Grove Fire Island, NY September 1977

Paradise & Purgatory: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories […]

Strike a Pose – Australian Fashion Photos in 1960s and 1970s

'Granny' dresses, 1975

In 2008 the National Archives created the touring exhibition Strike a Pose, with guest curator Lee Lin Chin. Australian style of the 1960s and 70s is explored through the eyes of government photographers during a period of cultural and social change. A sample of photographs from Strike a Pose are showcased here, along with commentary by Lee Lin Chin. (Via Australian Archives) You […]

The 10 Best Dance Crazes from the 1960s – Shake It!

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. ” ― Dave Barry The Sixties was recognized as a decade of transition from the conservative Fifties and also the birth of revolutionary ways to live, Sixties Dancesthink, and create. In the entertainment industry, many changes happened in the world of dance. The […]

Candid Photos President George H.W. Bush Inaugural Day 1989

President George H.W. Bush at his Oval Office desk 1989

Candid photos of President  George H.W. Bush on Inaugural Day in 1989, recall happier times. George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American statesman and Republican Party politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as […]

Damn iPhone is Making Us Less Social. Bring Back Newspapers

We’ve all heard our parents say it; “Look up from your phone every once in a while”, “Hey, talk to me don’t text”, “why are you being so anti-social on your phone?” Not only our cellphones, but also our laptops, televisions, creations like Facebook and other social media platforms. Are all of these inventions and […]

Remarkable 1896 Vintage Photos of Arnold Genthe

Self-Portrait photograph of Arnold Genthe, 1896

Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was an internationally recognized photographer working in the soft-focus pictorialist style. Arnold Genthe’s photographic career spanned four decades and several continents and ranged thematically from portraiture to dance and travel studies. Chinatown – San Francisco Genthe photographed San Francisco’s old Chinatown from the late 1890s until his move to New York in […]

Alfred Hitcock’s Classic Film Rear Window

Hitchcocks movie rear window

“Rear Window” tells the story of a globe-trotting photo-journalist who breaks his leg on a dangerous assignment and is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment with nothing to do all day but look out the window at his neighbors. The film alternates back and forth between two story strands–a murder mystery and […]

ABBA & Disco’s Influence

This event is entitled Disco’s Influence on European Dance Music. And we’re kind of going to be looking at that topic with a case study of ABBA. And we’re very pleased to have our dear colleague, James Wintle with us this evening who’s going to give this wonderful lecture for the first portion of the […]

Watch Full Silent Movie East Side-West Side with Eileen Percy in 1923

Watch Eileen Percy in the 1923 silent film East Side-West Side. The only known complete copy of the silent feature East Side-West Side (1923) is a Kodascope print originally intended for home viewing in the possession of Jon C. Mirsalis, who when he’s not directing a large toxicology lab and discovering the missing reel of the biggest pie fight ever […]