Day: September 23, 2013

Let’s Examine This Vintage 1956 New York City Street Scene Photo

Let’s Examine This Vintage 1956 New York City Street Scene Photo

Photography
From the furthest reaches of the internet comes this outstanding photograph, taken in 1956 in midtown Manhattan, New York City -- Times Square to be specific. Drink in the details (click for a larger version), and then let's talk about what's on here. Gorgeous, isn't it? Of course there are vintage cars and clothes aplenty, but let's focus on some of the other details instead. Here's what I can pick out from this picture, starting from the upper left: Some kind of travel billboard, likely either for air or rail. This part is too blurry for me to tell anything else. Giant ad for the Western movie Jubal, which according to IMDB was released on April 6, 1956. The ad plays up co-star Ernest Borgnine, who had just received the Academy Award for Best Actor a few weeks earlier for hi...