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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...
Time Capsule: Los Angeles Development Boom of the 1950s

Time Capsule: Los Angeles Development Boom of the 1950s

Capsules
In its July 13, 1953 issue Life magazine ran one of many photo essays on the city of Los Angeles. This one focused on the immense population and development growth the city and surrounding area encountered in the late '40s and early '50s. Here then is a gallery of the most interesting photos -- some unpublished -- that went into its story called "400 New Angels Every Day." There were all shot in either December '52 or July '53 by J. R. Eyerman. Less than two years after this piece ran in the magazine, Life published another, less sunny L.A. story -- this one about an October 1954 smog emergency. You can see those pics here.
Football Friday — Nine Oldest NFL stadiums

Football Friday — Nine Oldest NFL stadiums

Football Friday, Sports
Look around the NFL and you'll see that the days of the vintage stadium are nearly over. Of the league's 32 teams only nine play is stadiums built before the '90s, while 14 play in buildings opened since the turn of the 21st century. Let's take a look at those nine older stadiums, shall we? #1. Lambeau Field (1957) The home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, is the oldest National Football League stadium currently in use. Until 1964 it went by its original name -- City Stadium -- but it was renamed to honor Curly Lambeau, Packers founder and long-time head coach. Lambeau underwent a renovation from 2001 to 2003, and now has a seating capacity of 73,128. The stadium is steeped in traditions both old and new. Most famously its playing surface is known as the Frozen Tundra, a...