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New York City in Black & White

May 21st, 2011 | Categories: New York City, Photography | by Michael Williams

34th Street. Note the building with the billboards who wouldn't sell to Macy's so they built around it.

There’s something about these old photos of New York that continually draws me back. I actually posted some other images from this collection by Berenice Abbott back in 2009 during the thick of the economic meltdown, which sadly many people are still dealing with. Abbott’s photos — which were commissioned by the WPA and are part of the New York Public Library’s collection — cover a large swath of New York life during the mid-1930s, another very difficult period in our country’s history.

Even though you may have seen these before, these photos are never a let down. To me it is interesting to see how much the city has changed and of course, how it hasn’t. You can see the complete set here and can own the book too, should you desire.

Under the elevated train. Beautiful.

The bread was warm. Note the fog on the glass.

As it Happened | River Reflection

Jan 20th, 2011 | Categories: As it happened, Photography, Travel | by Michael Williams

Schaffhausen, Switzerland | 11:41 am Thursday, January 20th, 2011.

As it Happened | The Rheinfalls

Jan 20th, 2011 | Categories: As it happened, Photography, Travel | by Michael Williams

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland | 10:29 am Thursday, January 20th, 2011.

The Making of the Leica M9

Dec 27th, 2010 | Categories: Factory Tour, Germany, Photography | by Michael Williams

There are things in this world that one needs and there are things that one wants. The Lecia M9 is most decidedly living in the want category. The below videos show the assembly process of these beautiful German made cameras, showing you exactly what goes into making such a fine machine. Because what could be better than seeing something amazing being made, even if that thing is far too expensive for you to own.

Ice Harvest

Dec 26th, 2010 | Categories: History, Photography | by Michael Williams

Back in the days before the modern convenience of refrigeration, this is how people keep their food (read: their beer) ice cold. Men would harvest blocks of ice from frozen lakes and ponds with a horse & plow and giant saw. Workers would then load the slabs of ice into a spring house or an icehouse to sell to people for use in their ice boxes at home.

Kodachrome Snow Day in Xenia, Ohio c.1950

Dec 20th, 2010 | Categories: Kodachrome, Ohio, Photography | by Michael Williams

Photos from the archive of Electrospark.

Canoe Club | Kennebunkport, Maine c.1906

Nov 29th, 2010 | Categories: Maine, Photography | by Michael Williams

Old Fish House, Kennebunkport, Maine

Club House, Kennebunk River, Kennebunkport, Maine

Canoe, Kennebunk River, Kennebunkport, Maine

Photos from the Detroit Publishing Company archive.