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July 21, 2020

Beautiful Vintage Slides of New York City From the 1950s to 1970s

Since 1997 the collector André Robé has bought slides from the personal archives of private individuals. He built up sets of carefully thought out images. Stylistic coherence, combined with iconographic research, formed a corpus raisonné. In turn, he created a body of work akin to it. Robé saved photographs, lost in the oblivion of the privacy of people’s homes, which became icons. (yellowkorner)

Take a look at these beautiful vintage color slides of New York City from the 1950s collected by Robé:

Happiness Millions.

46th Street.

Corner of 7th Avenue and 46th Street.

Flatiron Building.

Guggenheim Museum.


Doctor Zhivago’s Cadillac, Times Square.

Camel, Times Square.

Chrysler Building.

Cinerama, Times Square.

Don Draper, Times Square.

Elks Theater.

Yellow Cab.

Blue Coat, Times Square.

Ackerman, Times Square.


'The Conqueror,' Times Square.

West 47th street.

1 comment:

  1. The photo labeled "Flatiron Building" is actually what is now called One Times Square. Also called The Times Building, Allie Chemical, or 1475 Broadway.




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