A treasure trove of vintage photos of lower Manhattan has made its way online and it’s the perfect treat for World Photography Day. Take a trip into Manhattans past in with this unique collection.
If you could travel back in time to any point in New York Cities history, when would it be? Would you partake of some psychedelic substances in hippies in the mid-60s? Check out the clubs at the height of the Disco era in 1970’s NYC? Maybe check out the vibe of Regan era wall street in the 80s?
An expansive collection of vintage photographs of lower Manhattan recently published online gives you a window into the ever changing face of NYC. The collection spans over 30 years, from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, a period of time that has seen some dramatic changes to our beloved city.
The collection of images come from Carole Teller, a talented photographer who lived in the East Village since the 60’s. Teller allowed the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to share the images that capture a vintage view of Brooklyn, Midtown, and other recognizable locations as they flexed and changed with the passage of time.
Sure some of the images expose a gritty and grimy vision of NYC we have seen in other collections of vintage photos of the city, but there’s a beauty and sensitivity captured in Carole Teller’s work. You can almost feel her love and admiration for the city that she was documenting.
Here is a small selection of her work, but you should visit the Greenwich Village Society site for the full collection. HERE
Featured image source [Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Image Archive]