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Photos Of Street Life From The 50`s-60`s [Pic]

Photographer Vivian Maier went widely unrecognized during her lifetime for the incredible photos she took during the 1950″s. She wandered the streets of New York collecting everyday moments on film and capturing the very essence of urban life in her time period. But it wasn”t until 2011, when a box of her negatives were found in a thrift auction house, that the beauty of her work was truly appreciated. Now, Vivian”s photos are critically acclaimed, and when you see them and are immediately transported to another era, you”ll know exactly why.

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Vivian”s work truly shows us how good photography can capture the heart and soul of a person or place. Check out the official Vivian Maier websitehere!

The negatives for these photos remained in storage and unknown for over six decades.

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Date: 07/15/15 08:02 AM

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  1. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 5:47 am
    Link: Photos Of Street Life From The 50`s-60`s - The negatives for these photos remained in storage and unknown for over six decades.
  2. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 7:06 am

    A little correction. Not all of these photos were taken in New York City. Some were taken in Chicago, San Francisco and Canada.

    More great photos here.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2656 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 8:17 am
    another awesome post.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 8:46 am
    brilliant...
  5. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 8:54 am
    Excellent collection.
  6. Profile photo of TacoTuesday
    TacoTuesday Male 18-29
    242 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 8:59 am
    That guy in the second photo... I spend tons of money on Hollywood-grade waxes and pomades to get that exact same spiky, wild look. I know better than to judge a book by its cover, but I really don`t think he spent much or worked hard on that style. What`s his secret?!
  7. Profile photo of pazerlenis
    pazerlenis Male 40-49
    1380 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 9:38 am
    @TacoTuesday, "That guy in the second photo...I really don`t think he spent much or worked hard on that style. What`s his secret?!"

    Chicken grease. Lots and lots of chicken grease.

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    TacoTuesday Male 18-29
    242 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 9:52 am
    Nevermind! I`ll stay the course.
  9. Profile photo of badfish951
    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
    113 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 10:07 am
    The `good ol days` don`t seems a whole lot different from `these days`. The Television box would just be thinner and taller.
  10. Profile photo of Torq
    Torq Male 40-49
    358 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    Hmmmm. A negro riding a horse through Brooklyn. you don`t see that every day.
  11. Profile photo of scheckydamon
    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    675 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    Start spreadin` the news, I`m leavin` today
    I want to be a part of it
    New York, New York
    These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
    Right through the very heart of it
    New York, New York

    I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps
    And find I`m king of the hill
    Top of the heap

    These little town blues, are melting away
    I`ll make a brand new start of it
    In old New York
    If I can make it there, I`ll make it anywhere
    It`s up to you, New York..New York

    New York...New York
    I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps
    And find I`m A number one, top of the list
    King of the hill, A number one....

    These little town blues, are melting away
    I`ll make a brand new start of it
    In old New York
    If I can make it there, I`ll make it anywhere
    It`s up to you, New York..New York New York!!!
  12. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm
    Everyone dressed nicer back then.
  13. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13595 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm
    As said before these posts - Love em
    A slide show of times past
  14. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm
    The broad in 3 is hot.

    Most of them look like homeless people.
  15. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm
    Okay, who saw #8 and didn`t start singing, "We represent the Lollipop Guild..."
  16. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 18, 2014 at 12:10 am
    Picture three reminds me of the bank robber from Orange is the new Black.

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