Thursday, November 13, 2008

new york in the 1930s

I love history. I love photography.
Combine the two and I'm giddy with delight.

I came across this Flickr profile with over 80 pictures of New York during the 1930s. I think I spent over a half an hour going through them all, looking at each one a few times. There's some amazing photos. Hope you'll go take a look for yourself. (There's a slideshow icon for your viewing pleasure.)

It's a blessing to own the cameras that I do. I think it's also a blessing to have the technology of digital photography. When I think back on taking pictures with regular film I remember the limited usable pictures I'd end up with or how many pictures I may have missed because I didn't keep on clicking like I do now.

Blessing #13 in a month's worth of blessings.


MightyMom said...

ok, that first pic makes me wanna puke.

ick. too high. waaaay too high.

it'd be interesting to know what building he's hand...without power tools...or a hard hat....or a SAFETY HARNESS!!!

holy crow that gives me chills!

Momma Roar said...

Gulp...that first one...hard to look at or even imagine doing that or taking the picture!!!!

I enjoy looking at old photographs too. B&W just has such a more detailed look that draws you in!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Penless Thoughts said...

Neat photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Heidi Jo said...

do you ever wish that you could be transported for just a moment back into the photographs from long ago? i so long to hear the sounds, smell the smells and feel the air of their time! so cool!

Ken said...

Yep, digital is the best way far. I also love old photos and history. And its just another great post by one thanks!