Images of American Cities

27 Jan


Workman, perched on the end of a beam, bolting together the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, 1930.


Residents in front of a dilapidated frame house in Kansas City, ca. 1900

Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background.


There are some terrific photographs in that collection; they’re organised loosely around the notion of the ‘city life’, but I think in a lot of cases little more was known about the subject of the photographs than the city it was taken in.


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