10th and 20th

Manhattan: 10th Avenue And 20th Street -With A View Of The Church Of The Guardian Angel On The Far Right (July 28th 1931) -Percy Loomis Sperr, photographer An asbestos store- things you will never see again

Manhattan: 10th Avenue And 20th Street -With A View Of The Church Of The Guardian Angel On The Far Right (July 28th 1931) -Percy Loomis Sperr, photographer
An asbestos store- things you will never see again

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Tenth Avenue & 20th Street in Manhattan, with the Church Of The Guardian Angel visible on the far right.  Another classic hydrant–plenty of its brethren survive today–this time framed by a couple of street urchins.  Photo taken on July 28th 1931 by Percy Loomis Sperr.

“Honey, on the way home can you stop and pick up a couple of things for me at the asbestos store?

Mid-century Hong Kong

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Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured By A Teenager

“These stunning photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s are captured beautifully by a teenager. Ho Fan who arrived from Shanghai in 1949. The streets, filled with vendors, coolies and rickshaw drivers, fascinated Ho. Taking pictures in a studio was the norm then, but the Ho was more interested in random, candid shots of strangers. His targets, however, did not always smile into the lens of his Rolleiflex. But it is great street photography that gives a peek into daily life in Hong Kong at that time.”

For many more stunning pictures – great inspiration for a Dieselpunk-Noir Hong Kong or Shanghai, or an alternate-historical Beijing…

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