New York in Pictures
April 30 2012, 0 Comments
Earlier this week New York's Department of Records announced the public debut of near 1 million previously unseen photographs. The collection was made available following an epic cull of over 2 million archived images - going as far back as the mid-1800s - to result in a rich storybook which quite honestly took my breath away. Click through to enjoy a small selection of New York in Pictures, for the entire gallery head to the Department of Records' website. Following our New York in Pictures post, we thought it apt to highlight this wonderful collection of images by famed American photographer William P. Gottlieb. Published online by the U.S Library of Congress, this collection of over 1,000 images provides a special glimpse into one of the most interesting times in music.
"Celebrated jazz artists come to life in photographs by William P. Gottlieb. His images document the jazz scene in New York City and Washington, D.C., from 1938 to 1948, a time recognized by many as the "Golden Age of Jazz". Gottlieb was both a notable jazz journalist and a self-taught photographer who captured the personalities of jazz musicians and told their stories with his camera and typewriter. His portraits depict such prominent musicians and personalities as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more." -- U.S Library of CongressClick through to enjoy some of our favourites. Portrait of Henry Allen, Onyx, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1946View of the Apollo Theatre marquee, New York, 1946 Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947 Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946 Portrait of Jean Goldkette, William P. Gottlieb's office, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947 To view the full collection head over to The Library of Congress' Flickr page.