The war is over! Post World War II, a couple of French gals take part in the small pleasures of life in Willy Ronis’ 1946 silver print entitled Rue Rambuteau, seen in our Important Photographs & Photobooks sale from October 19, 2010.
O, Christmas Tree!
Christmas Eve, 1961
New York circa 1905. Fifth Avenue after a snow storm.
Influential gossip columnist Walter Winchell once called the Stork Club the “New Yorkiest spot in New York.” Founded as a speakeasy in the 1920s, the Stork became the first and last word in the realm of elite supper-clubbing; everyone went there: Jack and Jackie, Marilyn and Joe, Hemingway, Hitchcock, and Hoover. Despite all of this high-octane star power, the greatest thing about the Stork may have been that each little table sported a discreet black telephone on which you could dial the other tables: a charming feature that needs to make a comeback.
December 8, 1941
San Francisco. Corner of Montgomery and Market Streets, Monday morning, after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Photo by John Collier via shorpy.com
Geneva, Switzerland, 1960s.
This teenager waited for hours outside the theater where Elvis was doing The Steve Allen Show. Moments before this photo, Elvis had paused and shaken her hand.
Chicago Snow - 1958