The Mobster’s Lament Gallery
A selection of images from a board I set up on Pinterest. For the full selection, check them out on Pinterest…
new york, 1947 photo by robert frank, from street seen: the psychological gesture in american photography, 1940–1959
Iconic: Compelling portraits of everyday life, like this image of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1938, form the heart of a new exhibit at The Jewish Museum
Striking image: Lightning flies across the sky above the Empire State Building in 1945, while an American flag at street level flaps in the storm
Wash day: Huge numbers of sheets and other laundry items criss-cross the gap between tenements in New York in 1937
Serving up a treat: This Italian restaurant - in 1945 - was near the offices of Acme Newspictures, where photographer Ida Wyman became their first female photo printer
Forgotten era: Arthur Leipzig's 'Ideal Laundry' from 1946 is another iconic shot on display that captures the essence of 1940s New York City
Slums: This photo from 1947 in the Lower East Side shows an advert for the film Gentleman's Agreement, which addressed the persistence of anti-Semitism in the U.S.
A Father strolling with his child at Lower East Side by the Brooklyn Bridge. New York City, in 1947...this picture just made me smile
Chalk one up: Arthur Leipzig's 'Chalk Games' captures several children in their element in 1950 in Prospect Place, Brooklyn
Gordon Parks ephemeralnewyork....
1947 Blizzard in New York City | LIFE in the Snow: Photos From the Great Blizzard of 1947 | LIFE.com
This photograph, entitled Broken Window on South Street, from 1948, shows New York's skyscrapers from the perspective of a shabby area
Dancing school: This image shows a group of girls at a dancing school in Harlem in 1938, which was opened by Mary Bruce, who taught ballet and tap for 50 years
1947 Blizzard, New York City photo via vintage ~ with one of my all time favorite Christmas movies up on the billboard