On display at the Boston Museum Of Fine Arts for a little while longer. There are many correspondences to current events here.
“Other governments have separated mothers and children.” (Michael Hayden)
A General Electric ad from 1940
...but at least it was transparent.
New York City. Untitled (woman standing by 23rd Street IRT station, from the series “Chelsea Document”), 1939
I can almost smell them...
The last dreamy new car before General Motors was forced to turn its focus away from the consumer and toward the War effort in 1941.
Presenting the 1959 Chevrolet Impala.
In many ways, the years 1960-1964 were a extension of the 1950s. Most photos and videos (and movies) of Manhattan show men and women in traditional suits and dresses, in the styles of the Fifties.
But Greenwich Village has always been an enclave within Manhattan where non-conformity reigned. While the people in this photo appear to us to be “dressed up” compared with people on the street today, the style is a lot more relaxed. It’s just a wonderful little time capsule, just before the culture and styles changed so radically in the late 1960s.
Soon, there will be more people who do not recognize this iconic Twentieth Century logo than those who do. And who will never know that it was this company's 28 flavors that Baskin-Robbins attempted to top with their own 32.
So after a nice long walk on a beautiful day in Lexington MA, I find a vacant bench, sit down, and see this directly across from me.
With renewed interest in vinyl sound recordings, perhaps a few more Millennials will know what this archaeological relic was once used for.