Monday, December 15, 2008

Feeling Cooped Up?

I shot this on 42nd Streetin 1990, the day New York announced it would "revitalize" Times Square. The large background sign dates from the '50s, "Video Peeps" and "Calculators Typewriters" is of the '80s variety. 

15 comments:

-K- said...

This is great. Nicely composed too. I love those old signs, that one must have been one of the last in town. And I don't think I've seen an ad for a typewriter in 20 years.

altadenahiker said...

Great sign. I hope this is a teaser for what this view looks like today. I wouldn't put it past you.

Ken Mac said...

that building was demolished. I think it's a Chuckie Cheese now, all ten floors...

tr3nta said...

This shot is spectacular 9 of 10... I bet is not digital...film is film... :-)

Jeremiah Moss said...

this was one of my favorite lost pieces of that block. thanks for posting.

marley said...

Great sign, sad to read its demolished now. At least you have a photo for prosperity.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Those were the days alright!! :)

Silwy said...

Ken, it is interesting information, and you are, definitely a photographer with tradition...

Lily Hydrangea said...

great photo of days gone by.

Dusty Lens said...

A shame, such an architecturally pleasing building. All to make way for a Chucky Cheese??!!

gogouci said...

I love vintage signs and advertising. Thanks for posting.

Ken Mac said...
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sonia a. mascaro said...

I like seeing those old signs and old buildings too!

rob said...

Fascinating!

Anonymous said...

great post. I would love to follow you on twitter.