Monday, March 30, 2009

Faith Healers Part 1

"Faith healer Oral Roberts praying at one of his tent revivals."
Dallas, TX, US
July 1962
Francis Miller


Thursday, March 26, 2009

New York City Random

Brooklyn Random

#1. A birdseye view of the Brooklyn section of New York City during the Spring season. - Ralph Morse, April 1949.
#2. Leonard Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library - Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1943.
#3. Fire escapes on apartment houses in slum section. - Joseph Scherschel, February 1958.
#4. Nude Sculpture Photographed At Brooklyn Museum - Andreas Feininger, n.d.

Manhattan Random

#1. Cree Indian folk-singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, while in New York. - Arthur Schatz, 1965.
#2. Russian Folk Dancers In N.Y. - Walter Sanders, n.d.
#3. Former German Luteran church is now thriving as a disco called Sanctuary Club. - John Dominis, 1969.
#4. Folk singer Woody Guthrie singing aboard a subway train. Eric Schaal, 1943.

all source:life

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One More Gjon Mili

This one didn't upload the other day, it's from "Hunter Weider Spring Fall".

Life Through The Sixtees - Slides


I've got to stop cruising the Life Magazine Archive.
It's becoming a real addiction.
These are from a group of photos labeled "Life Through The Sixtees - Slides", and yes I know it's spelled wrong.
There were no captions, dates, photographer credits, or anything else but I think they are from a book that came out in the 80s.
I only picked hippie-related pictures, but there's lots of other great stuff too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gjon Mili?

"Hunter Weider Spring Fall"

"Hunter Choice Spring Fall"


I found these when I was searching for photos of Spring.
They're from the Life magazine archive and I think they are student work from the early 1970s.
They are credited to Gjon Mili who worked at Life for many years, but there is not much more information to go on.
Mili taught at my alma mater, Hunter College, and it looks like these photos were made for a class, or maybe two separate classes.
I picked a few that seem less college student-y than the rest.
And, come to think of it, I picked a few because they are obviously college student-y and I happen to like that.