American Cities Pre-1950

Updated on November 4, 2018 in Interesting Architectural Stuff 2019

American Cities Pre-1950
Ticker tape and confetti floating onto the motorcade carrying the crew of the Bremen, and the crowds assembled to greet them. Broadway, New York, 1928. (Source: National Archives)

A photographic journey through American Cities (visit link for more photos), pre-1950. The past always appears to be exciting, full of possibilities and opportunities. Why does the Past always seem to be better than this moment? How I wished I was born in British Malaya era.

Life can only be understood looking backward. It must be lived forward. – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

You will only understand life once you’ve lived it.

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American Cities Pre-1950
San Francisco’s cable cars climbing the Powell Street hill, ca 1945. (Source: National Archives)

American Cities Pre-1950
Workman, perched on the end of a beam, bolting together the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, 1930. Photograph by Lewis Hine. (Source: National Archives)

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