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