Tag Archives: New York

Taxicab Concessions

Don’t I look sexy?’ she said. ‘Hey, how are you today?’ My response was ‘Oh, you look very pretty.’ And then she did that.  Joseph Rodriguez

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Fair Warning

worls fair 1939 hove

visitors to the General Motors Highways and Horizons at the 1939 New York‘s World’s Fair will view the world of tomorrow from 550 comfortable moving sound chairs, moved on a Westinghouse conveyor system traveling at approximately 102 feet per minute, while touring a vast scale model of the American countryside covering more than 35,000 square feet and extending of a third of a mile on several levels of the building.  The ‘Futurama’ is the largest scale model ever constructed and includes more than 500,000 buildings and houses, over a million trees and 50,000 motor vehicles, of which thousands will be in motion

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Black & White & Red Haring All Over

Subway drawings: UFO [and] Dancing Man, Keith Haring, 1984

Marker drawings on acrylic glass subway car window

from the New York City (Brooklyn) estate of a former MTA contractor who was instructed by the Authority, years ago, to discard the object as part of a rubble pile. In 1984 the NYC Transit Authority (part of the MTA) initiated a massive graffiti clean up campaign of its stations and cars. This window suffers from both graffiti (which could have been cleaned) and damage to the glass itself (which was un-repairable), hence it was replaced and discarded [Live Auctioneers]

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When We First Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s very first building (in 1880)

designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold

you can still see some of the original facade in The Robert Wood Johnson Jr Gallery!!!!

and two staircases from the Museum’s original 1880 building live on!!!!

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Peter Pan’s Darling

a model’s likeness is painted on a billboard advertising Peter Pan bras by sign painters, on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York 1947

lady pose

model billboard

\BILLBOARD LADY 1

makeup

make upped

lady harness

harness uop]

lady done

ladder pointy

up the ladder

look ver

onlookers1

onlookers4

onlookers2

onlookers3

letd own

pants on

AFTERWORK SMOKE

smoking after work

LOOK LADY

photos by Frank Bauman and Stanley Kubrick

sadly I could not find a picture of the actual billboard or ad

peter pan bra

peter pan bras

pp bras

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