January 6, 2018

41 Fascinating Black and White Photos That Capture Everyday Life of the United States From Between the 1950s and 1960s

Born 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, American photographer Bruce Davidson has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published. He is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders.

These fascinating photos that Davidson documented everyday life of the U.S from between the 1950s and 1960s.

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Yale football, New Haven, Connecticut, 1954

Dancing at the Paladium Savoy, NYC, 1958

Brooklyn gang, Coney Island, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Girl with eyes closed dancing with boy, from Brooklyn gang, NYC, 1959

Under the boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959

American actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of 'The Misfits', a film by John Huston, Nevada, 1960

Central Park, NYC, 1960

Central Park, NYC, 1960

 Director John Huston and Marilyn Monroe during the filming of 'The Misfits', Reno, Nevada, 1960

Freedom Riders on stop during bus trip from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi, 1960

Yves Montand, his wife Simone Signoret, Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California, 1960

Blues bar in Chicago's South Side, 1962

Graduation Day in Riverside Park, NYC, 1962

Harlem, NYC, 1962

NAACP convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962

New York City, 1962

Woman sitting in booth, NYC, 1962

 Chicago, Illinois, 1963

 Chicago, Illinois, 1963

 Chicago, Illinois, 1963

 Malcolm X rally in Harlem, NYC, 1963

Playboy club, 1963

Los Angeles, 1964

Man dragged away by his feet during a CORE demonstration, NYC, 1964

Diana Ross at the Apollo Theatre, NYC, 1965

Diana Ross, 1965

Man leering at woman in topless restaurant, California, 1965

One-room schoolhouse near Selma, Alabama, 1965

Sammy Davis Jr., NYC, 1965

Sammy Davis Jr., NYC, 1965

Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni during the making of 'Zabriskie Point', California, 1968






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