September 11, 2016

30 Black and White Polaroids Offer an Amazing Glimpse Inside Brooklyn Apartments in the Late 1970s

From January of 1978 to April of 1979, photographer Dinanda Nooney photographed around 200 homes, coming out with nearly 2000 photos of Brooklynites in their natural habitats.

These photographs – the people, the architecture, the decor, the crazy '70s outfits – are hands-down-amazing, and hammer home the point that there have been cool people living in Brooklyn long before you. From Bushwick to Bed-Stuy to Park Slope to Boerum Hill, here we selected 30 of the photographs she took:

(Images via New York Public Library Digital Archives)


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