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July 13, 2013

Wonderful Vintage Color Photograph Capture Everyday Life of New York City From Between the Late 1940s and 1960s

From yellow taxis splashing their way through Times Square to ladies in couture millinery feigning gossip for a fashion photoshoot, these colour photos were a rarity for their time. It was not until the 1950s that color film offered an accessible artistic medium, confined for years to fashion, advertising and low quality family snapshots.

Models hover over New York City in hat fashions of 1949 in this photo shot by Norman Parkinson.

A woman steps out of a Yellow Taxi looking ever so chic, 1962.

A woman waits for her train in the New York City subway, 1966.

A man wearing goggles tilts his head toward the camera on 14th Street, circa 1947-48.

Bob Dylan and his muse, artist Suze Rotolo, walk down West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, 1961.

A man in a New York City bar.

Kids with laundry play on a city street in 1972.

A 1956 photo captures a man walking mysteriously through the night.

A policeman patrols 59th Street in 1964.

City dwellers dress in their Sunday best as they spill into Rockefeller Center in 1964.

A band stands on top of a liquor cabinet at Half Note Bar in 1959.

A pedestrian crosses 42nd Street in the rain in 1964.

Men slumped over outside of a photobooth in Coney Island in this 1953 photo taken by Marvin Newman.

A go-go dancer takes the stage at a nightclub in 1968.

A woman whirls up clouds of cotton candy at the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy in 1952.



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