Photographer Janet Delaney, 63, is fascinated by cities. She wanted to be an urban planner and has photographed American cities for four decades. From Newsweek, November 25, 2015 Delaney chronicled working-class and poor people without romanticizing poverty, revealed dignity instead of conferring it from above. Her New York photographs show a city at work, often […]
Hey, won’t you play another Somebody done somebody wrong song And make me feel at home While I miss my baby? While I miss my baby… –From B.J. Thomas. Top 100 Hit of 1975 The following Polaroid photos were taken in Remy, New York on August 10, 1975. The source is Richie59 on Flickr. Most […]
Nick DeWolf Selfie, 1958In 1958, a computer pioneer and physicist named Nick DeWolf took a selfie while sitting in a Barber shop in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was 30-years-old, and already way ahead of his time. I discovered Nick in 2008 while looking for images of Generation X. I wanted to feature pictures on my blog […]
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa: a Silent Generation – Generation X Combo. Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers (1933-2014). Melissa Rivers was born in 1968.
Here is my latest Best of Flickr find. A couple of Gen-Xers swimming together in the Swansea Dam. They’re Blue Lagoon look-alikes! The Blue Lagoon came out in 1980 and starred Brooke Shields (b. 1965) and Christopher Atkins (b. 1961). It was a scandalous film at the time. Shields was only 14 and appeared discreetly […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Cold War since the Russian invasion of Crimea. December 1985 seems like an absolute lifetime ago. What were you doing then?