All Blog Posts Tagged '1980s' (3)

Fascinating Photos of New York City in the Early 1980s

New York Up & Down is a fascinating series by now octogenarian Frank Horvat that shows us what a major metropolis looked like back in the early 1980s. Shot between 1982 and 1986, the street images, all taken with a Nikon SLR camera with Ektachrome, captures New York City in a raw and gritty way. Like a relationship, it's an experience Hovat describes as "romantic."

"New York as a city has always been ‘romantic,’ because I have always associated it with…


Added by alice on March 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Rare Photos of NYC's Gritty Subway Conditions in 1981

In the 1980s, the New York City subway was a gritty center for gangs and crime. The trains were covered with graffiti and being a passenger alone late at night was not recommended. But, in 1981, fearless young photographer Christopher Morris wasn't deterred by the frequent violence and harsh conditions.

Only 22-years-old at the time, Morris was working as an intern at photo…


Added by katie hosmer on January 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Mother Creates Mini DeLorean to Travel Back to the Future

As children of the '80's continue to have children of their own, it's only appropriate that the toys reflect those rad times when high top sneakers, Nintendo, and big hair were totally in style. With a love for both cars and Back to the Future, clever mom corey4281 created this DeLorean Push Car for her 1-year-old son Cooper, who already had the matching red vest.

The original…


Added by katie hosmer on October 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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