Category: NYC

Office party, NYC, 1966. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

Office party, NYC, 1966. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

Chatting in Little Italy, NYC, 1955. Photographed by Leonard…

Chatting in Little Italy, NYC, 1955. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

A woman kneels in front of police at a civil rights protest,…

A woman kneels in front of police at a civil rights protest, Brooklyn, NYC, 1963. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

On December 26, 1971, fifteen Vietnam Veterans Against the War…

On December 26, 1971, fifteen Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) activists barricaded and occupied the Statue of Liberty for two days to bring attention to their cause. Simultaneous protests took place at other sites across the country, such as the historic Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia (for 45 minutes) and Travis Air Force Base in California (for 12 hours). VVAW members in California also briefly occupied the South Vietnam Government consulate in San Francisco.

NYC, circa 1950. Photographed by Vivian Maier.

NYC, circa 1950. Photographed by Vivian Maier.

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, ca. 1910s.

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, ca. 1910s.

Soldier’s farewell, Penn Station, New York City, 1944….

Soldier’s farewell, Penn Station, New York City, 1944. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Lunch break in Manhattan, 1965. Photographed by Ota Richter.

Lunch break in Manhattan, 1965. Photographed by Ota Richter.

Harlem, NYC, 1963. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

Harlem, NYC, 1963. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

The hat seller, Lower East Side, 1933.

The hat seller, Lower East Side, 1933.