childhood in new york.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

childhood in new york

new york magazine ran an article last week filled with tales from what it was like to grow up as a child in new york city. some childhood stories were from the 80's while others dated as far back as the depression. in short, the city was a pretty rough place to grow up (no surprise), but at the same time filled with normal bits of childhood we can all relate to. i keep going back to the photos...

childhood in new york

cooling off in the hudson in 1948. doesn't this sort of blow your mind?

childhood in new york

studying in harlem in 1933.

childhood in new york

madison square boys club reading 3D comics in 1953.

childhood in new york

searching for change through a street grate during the depression in 1930.

read the full article here.

ps: eloise moved to brooklyn and new york then and now.

top photo by bruce davidson, cooling off in the hudson by ruth orkin, studying in harlem from the getty images archives, madison square boys from the bettmann corbis archives, street grate photo from the getty images archives.

thinking of those in boston today and others who have been affected. i hope that you guys are well.

11 comments:

Emily said...

these photos are wonderful, thank you for sharing! I love looking at pictures from yester-year and seeing how things have changed AND stayed the same.

susan said...

wow...these do blow my mind. such different times, and with incidents like boston, newtown, everything...makes me yearn for simpler times as depicted here.

Jess @ Keeping It Real Food said...

I loved this issue—and the photos. Old pictures of New York are one of my favorite things.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Those images are absolutely stunning!

Alison said...

I love these old photos of New York - it's so hard to imagine growing up here!

PS: I just found your blog today, and it has been pleasantly distracting me from my grad homework for...too long. I live in the W 70s, and have a mini dog, and I hope me and my mini dog see you and your sweet mini dog some day!

marissa (stylebook) said...

as someone who has known for most of my adult life that i was meant to be a new yorker for my pregancy, and raise my child in new york, these images actually brought tears to my eyes.

(i'm not pregnant yet, but we are moving there within the year. ;)

rebecca said...

marissa-
so excited you're moving here!! :)

marissa (stylebook) said...

me too! and we're there for two weeks this june, so maybe we can get together over veggie dogs then. :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oh my these photos are incredible!

dinaclabaugh said...

I haven't read the Magazine yet…I'm excited for this piece. Thanks for sharing Rebecca! And thanks for hugging Boston. xo

Ginger Tea said...

Beautiful photos. Absolutely amazing. I LOVE YOUR BLOG.

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