Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hipsterless Brooklyn – Vintage Photos from a Vanished World

Decades before Brooklyn became synonymous with hipsters, hip-hop and locavores, photographer Ed Clark caught the spirit of the place.

View of the Manhattan Bridge, connecting Brooklyn with that island across the East River, 1946.

From photographer's notes: "Trolleys & tracks at corner of Flushing Ave., Graham & Broadway."

Brooklyn, New York, 1946.

Corner of Middagh and Hicks, Brooklyn Heights, 1946.

Jumping rope on Siegel Street near Humboldt, Brooklyn, 1946.

City veterans housing project, Canarsie, Brooklyn, 1946.

Laundry out to dry, Brooklyn, 1946.

Brooklyn street scene, 1946.

Unidentified Brooklynite, 1946.

Taking the sun on a Brooklyn rooftop, 1946.

Listening to a Dodgers-Giants ballgame on the radio, Brooklyn, 1946.

Ebbets Field, 55 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn, 1946.

Dodgers ballgame, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 1946.

Dodgers fans, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 1946.

Jack Kaufman outside his barber shop on Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn in 1946, holding a signed baseball that once beaned future Hall of Famer Joe Medwick.

Subway entrance, Eastern Parkway at Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, 1946.

Brooklyn, 1946.

Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1946.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1946.

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, 1946.

On the waterfront, Brooklyn, 1946.

Moore Street near Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, 1946.

Sumner Avenue (now Marcus Garvey Boulevard) near Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, 1946.

Grocery shopping, Brooklyn, 1946.

Unidentified boys, Brooklyn, 1946.

Under the elevated tracks, Broadway at Lynch, Brooklyn, 1946.

Brooklyn Bridge, 1946.

(via TIME)

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