Black Cracker Online
So ends this sketchy, rudimentary overview I did for a documentary filmmaker 20 years ago. But next week this space will run my unpublished Village Voice interview with Horace Bullard on the reconstruction of Coney Island—that never happened. The sublime element of sleaze became more prominent through the 1950s and ’60s. There was further decay as property taxes rose with the minimum wage. Mom-and-pop rides and side-street spook houses across Surf Avenue cut costs on maintenance and…
Grocery store of the 1940s
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Lord & Taylor 1950's Window
This window is from 1953 featuring the new full-skirted, crinoline lined Anne Fogarty dresses. The mannequin on the left has shown up to the party in the "old" style dress and all the other girls are giving her the "eye" of disdain over her unfashionable choice of party attire.
Cote de Texas French Giveaway!
This picture was taken at the turn of the century in France – look at all those baskets! I wonder if any of them are still around today? I am SO excited about announcing a new giveaway today, especially because the giveaway is a French product and of course, I love anything from France. When I first started this blog, I proudly stated I was going to talk about French design. In fact – my first blog story in May, 2007, which was also my shortest, and didn’t even include a picture, is all…