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See Mid-Century New York City in These Extraordinary Color Photographs

The vibrancy of the city is undeniable in these stunning photographs by one of the best unknown photographers of the mid-century era. Charles Weever Cushman’s color photos of Paris in 1960, for example, are simply stunning, and are part of the nearly 15,000 slides he bequeathed to his alma matter (Indiana University) upon his death. Cushman really had a way of capturing the action around him and preserving in photos how life was lived back then.

Hot sweet potatoes on Sidewalk store

“Hot sweet potatoes on Sidewalk store 1942.” Via/ Flickr

The Amy B and Brooklyn skyline

“The Amy B and Brooklyn skyline 1960.” Via/ Flickr

Chinese store windows New York

“Chinese store windows New York 1942.” Via/ Flickr

Collecting the salvage on lower East Side.

“Collecting the salvage on lower East Side 1942.” Via/ Flickr

Peter Minuit Plaza lower Manhattan 1960

“Peter Minuit Plaza lower Manhattan 1960.” Via/ Flickr

East 7th St. between 3rd and 2nd Ave. 1942

“East 7th St. between 3rd and 2nd Ave. 1942.” Via/ Flickr

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