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Color photos of New York, 1940s, by Charles Cushman.  I could look at this website all day.

Color photos of New York, 1940s, by Charles Cushman. I could look at this website all day.

Lina Cavalieri, c1900, She was considered one the most beautiful woman in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as vaudeville singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer, soon conquering the operahouses of Monte-Carlo, Paris and New York. She was famous for her hour-glass-like corsets, visible in photographs and portraits by Cesare Tallone and Giovanni Boldini.

Lina Cavalieri, c1900, She was considered one the most beautiful woman in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as vaudeville singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer, soon conquering the operahouses of Monte-Carlo, Paris and New York. She was famous for her hour-glass-like corsets, visible in photographs and portraits by Cesare Tallone and Giovanni Boldini.

Models in New York photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine, 1952 (Suzy Parker far left).

Models in New York photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine, 1952 (Suzy Parker far left).

the Manhattan Life Insurance Building : Broadway View from June 1931

the Manhattan Life Insurance Building : Broadway View from June 1931

these are street style photos from 1944 in New York...check out the Life magazine archive, it is a great way to use up time c:

Beautiful Girls in New York

these are street style photos from 1944 in New York...check out the Life magazine archive, it is a great way to use up time c:

Lunch Rush on Fifth Avenue, NYC, 1950

Crowds on Midtown Stretch of Fifth Avenue at Lunch Hour

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