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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,737

    Staff Member

  2. SHRUM
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 615


    Man...... America used to be so neat.
  3. Very cool The Empire State Building worker is the shot I like best >>>>.
  4. Thank you Ryan! I was born on the lower East Side in 1950. My Grandparents on my father's side settled there at the turn of the century. I've spent many days and hours in this great city and many things have changed, yet so many things have remained the same.

  5. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 366


    Having never set foot in New York, that's a very cool way to view it. I'm sure much of it has been torn down or bulldozed for "progress". I find the architecture from that era much more appealing than today's creations.
  6. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,504

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

  7. kustoms2
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 127


    I've said it before and I'll say it again I was born way to late. Great pics!
  8. wow everyone looks like they were having fun even during war time and a depression. it just proof that we can make it as a country through the hard times ahead.
  9. very folks always talk about the "simpler" times and I kinda came in on the tail end of that and can see what I missed....seems like every day nowadays is a sprint to the finish
  10. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,293

    Member Emeritus

    went there a few years ago.
    amazing town some of that stuff is still there
    the empire state building is way up there ! can`t imagine sitting on a I beam or working on it up there ? :eek:
    great pictures
  11. Bent
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 190

    from Canada

    Very cool stuff. DC4 over the city and the Greyhound station were my faves.
  12. JD's 32
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 873

    JD's 32
    from TX

    Man this is cool stuff, notice the guys on lunch break building the rockefeller building, look at the guy on the right, wonder what was in the bottle he was drinking, if i had to sit on a metal beam that high up i know what i'd be drinking,lol. Thats when men were men!
    Thanks Ryan.
  13. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,921


    What our grandchildren will be saying of our time...

  14. On the contrary, most of it is still up. I lived on 116th St in Harlem and it was an Italian enclave then. A few blocks over and it was all Irish. The only reason the apartment complexes where I lived were torn down was because they built a school there.

    Harlem has been revived and has become quite a nice community again with the residence taking pride in their neighborhoods, as it was back it the day.
  15. There's so much cool stuff on Flickr....Thanks for that.
  16. Man... have to wait until I get home to see pics... flkr is blocked here at work!
  17. Not O/T at all- I see a ton of old cars in those pics!
  18. look at the guy at the far left i wonder what he is sm:pkin
  19. D.W.
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 2,070

    from Austin Tx.

  20. BigChief
    Joined: Jan 14, 2003
    Posts: 2,084


    It can be all that bad as long as people are still dying trying to get into this country.....
  21. COS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 729

    from KCMO

    Thanks Boss!!
  22. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    I allway`s like watchin old movie`s from the 30`s to see all the back ground.Man those shots were so cool,thanks for the cool OT.And man that Pinocchio float sure woulden`t be P.C. today lol.
  23. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

    Anything like SHORPY is cool with me. The shot of the beach is amazing!
  24. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,160


    not off it ...thanks 32
  25. 23 bucket-t
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,366

    23 bucket-t

  26. moter
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,137


    Those were the days.......... sad but true
  27. A very similar photo exists, taken by same photographer Charles Ebbets with the same construction workers taking a nap after lunch. Some "experts" say the photos were staged and the workers never relaxed while up on top, but they still had big brass balls.

    Here is the link (second photo from the top)
  28. thirty7slammed
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 886

    from earth

    Thank's Ryan, and yes very cool indeed.
  29. JokerJ
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 93

    from Hobergs

    Very Cool, I grew up on the East Coast and have been to "The city" many, many times, a lot of it still looks like this. Although I do see one problem: it says 1930 but there's a `47-48 Fleetline (or Pontiac) in this picture...

    OK, I'm too retarted to post it....

    1930s - Children Playing on Lower Manhattan Sidewalk by Walfred Moisio
  30. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,067


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