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2008-08-13 05:51:40 AM  
Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?

webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu
 
2008-08-13 05:54:45 AM  
Ow, that pic came out so big, sorry.
 
2008-08-13 06:07:15 AM  
Buffalo and Niagra Falls is not NYC.

Cool pictures though, could have been better in B&W though.
 
2008-08-13 06:25:34 AM  
Freakin' amazing photos! Good find, Subby.
 
2008-08-13 07:31:56 AM  

La Fee Verte: Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


Because I'm the only one here who looks good in hats.
 
2008-08-13 08:04:42 AM  

2wolves: La Fee Verte:
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?

Because I'm the only one here who looks good in hats.


Well I look amazing in 50s dresses. And the world will look like a prettier place.
 
2008-08-13 08:08:02 AM  

La Fee Verte: Well I look amazing in 50s dresses. And the world will look like a prettier place.


Helllloooo nurse.
 
2008-08-13 08:16:36 AM  
"Three bums from South Ferry flophouses. At Battery Park N.Y.C."

No punch-pulling in the captions, either. Excellent find, subby.
 
2008-08-13 09:31:48 AM  
All of these pictures remind me of The Godfather 1 & 2

webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu
 
2008-08-13 09:52:20 AM  

aniktwo: All of these pictures remind me of The Godfather 1 & 2


That one is so beautiful, it could also pass for Once upon a time in America.
 
2008-08-13 09:54:41 AM  

La Fee Verte: Why can't we all go back to that dress code?



That's what I came here to say. I look good in hats...
 
2008-08-13 09:59:10 AM  
UberDave: La Fee Verte: Why can't we all go back to that dress code?

That's what I came here to say. I look good in hats...


It is all JFK's fault he didn't wear a hat.
 
2008-08-13 10:10:28 AM  

La Fee Verte: Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


and those are the bums.
 
2008-08-13 10:31:15 AM  

I'm No Big Deal: and those are the bums.


SRSLY!? And they look good.
 
2008-08-13 10:37:02 AM  
June 6th, 1941:

webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu

Walt Disney's Dumbo wouldn't be released for another four months.

Two weeks before, the British sank the Bismarck.

Two weeks from now, Germany would attack the Soviet Union.

1,000 days before D-Day.

Less than 200 days before Pearl Harbor.

1/4 mile and sixty years from Ground Zero.
 
2008-08-13 10:41:21 AM  
Great stuff! I am looking at street views of how these places look now. The corner of Lewis and De Lancey is now a bridge.

/got my time waster of the day all fixed up!
 
2008-08-13 10:45:27 AM  
DarthBrooks: Walt Disney's Dumbo wouldn't be released for another four months.

Two weeks before, the British sank the Bismarck.

Two weeks from now, Germany would attack the Soviet Union.

1,000 days before D-Day.

Less than 200 days before Pearl Harbor.

1/4 mile and sixty years from Ground Zero.



Great post.
 
2008-08-13 10:54:46 AM  
DarthBrooks

You have mail.
 
2008-08-13 10:56:19 AM  

Tom_Slick: UberDave: La Fee Verte: Why can't we all go back to that dress code?

That's what I came here to say. I look good in hats...

It is all JFK's fault he didn't wear a hat.



If we take your logic to the next step, we would all be wearing military helmets.
 
2008-08-13 10:59:24 AM  
brap: If we take your logic to the next step, we would all be wearing military helmets.

My Grandfather ran a 5 and Dime next to a mens clothing store, they both blamed JFK for the demise of the hat.
 
2008-08-13 11:09:56 AM  

La Fee Verte: Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


That's the first one I saw too.

Look at the title of the photo: Three bums from South Ferry flophouses. At Battery Park N.Y.C.


If someone from 1940 were magically transported to today the first thing they would wonder is why the hell we are all walking around in our pajamas.
 
2008-08-13 11:11:27 AM  

La Fee Verte: Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


Because nobody likes sweating their asses off in Houston heat to go out to the store on the weekend.

Quit pining for a time that only exists in your head.
 
2008-08-13 11:14:32 AM  

mysticcat: If someone from 1940 were magically transported to today the first thing they would wonder is why the hell we are all walking around in our pajamas.


Yeah, and then they'd wonder why we're letting the negros touch us and why the women are allowed to wear pants and be in charge of the local bank.
 
2008-08-13 11:15:53 AM  

Tom_Slick: brap: If we take your logic to the next step, we would all be wearing military helmets.

My Grandfather ran a 5 and Dime next to a mens clothing store, they both blamed JFK for the demise of the hat.


I am familiar with that opinion, which was not unique to your grandfather. It's still no excuse for my tasteless attempt at a JFK joke.
 
2008-08-13 11:17:29 AM  
brap: I am familiar with that opinion, which was not unique to your grandfather. It's still no excuse for my tasteless attempt at a JFK joke.

Sorry didn't have enough coffee this morning I didn't get your joke.
 
2008-08-13 11:22:48 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Great stuff! I am looking at street views of how these places look now. The corner of Lewis and De Lancey is now a bridge.


There are some really amazing color photos from around the turn of the 20th century. Here's an autochrome from WWI:

www.oddee.com
 
2008-08-13 11:23:18 AM  

SchlingFo: mysticcat: If someone from 1940 were magically transported to today the first thing they would wonder is why the hell we are all walking around in our pajamas.

Yeah, and then they'd wonder why we're letting the negros touch us and why the women are allowed to wear pants and be in charge of the local bank.


And why we're not drinking Scotch at lunch, at least not me.

I dress up every day for work: shoes shined, french cuffs, shirts pressed, tie. It tells people I give a shiat about what I'm doing.

Looking like a slob is not a part of the civil rights movement.
 
2008-08-13 11:29:50 AM  

mysticcat: I dress up every day for work: shoes shined, french cuffs, shirts pressed, tie. It tells people I give a shiat about what I'm doing.


Yeah, and wearing a suit to work is fine, depending on the job.

But, there are some momos who have this idealized vision of how things were "back in the day". They think it'd be absolutely great for every man to wear a suit anytime they left the house.

Going to the park in 105 degree heat with 95% humidity for the day? Wear a suit.

If you want to wear a suit 24/7, more power to you. But, nobody thinks badly of someone who chooses to throw on a pair of shorts and a short-sleeve shirt when they're just hanging out on the weekend or after work.

Looking like a slob is not a part of the civil rights movement.

You do realize that there's a difference between wearing a suit 24/7 and walking out of your house in "Juicy" sweats and a wifebeater, don't you?

It's called a happy medium. Learn it, live it, love it.
 
2008-08-13 11:34:56 AM  
Why did hats ever go out of fashion? They should make a comeback.
 
2008-08-13 11:36:56 AM  
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?

We can't even wear Nike's without talk of social injustice these days. Back then, clothiers could exploit all kinds of folk to give us cheap wool suits and beaver hats.
 
2008-08-13 11:37:53 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: Why did hats ever go out of fashion? They should make a comeback.


it was jfk's fault.
 
2008-08-13 11:37:58 AM  
the newspaper in the jacket pocket is a classic...
 
2008-08-13 11:39:10 AM  

SchlingFo: You do realize that there's a difference between wearing a suit 24/7 and walking out of your house in "Juicy" sweats and a wifebeater, don't you?

It's called a happy medium. Learn it, live it, love it.


I agree, but the fact is, style has nearly evaporated from our society. You can look good and be casual, but jorts and a rasslin' t-shirt is not o.k.

One last thing: FLIP FLOPS ARE NEVER OK IN A RESTAURANT WITH A WAITER.
 
2008-08-13 11:40:35 AM  
I wish I dressed as snappily as a flop-house bum.
 
2008-08-13 11:41:10 AM  

La Fee Verte: Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


Those are some sweet hats. I have a couple like that.
 
2008-08-13 11:42:44 AM  
hotlink, of 1940's photo of painting from 1800's.
\\ plagiarism trifecta in the works
 
2008-08-13 11:43:14 AM  

La Fee Verte: Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


What's stopping you?
 
2008-08-13 11:43:31 AM  
That IS cool. Thanks Subby.
 
2008-08-13 11:43:32 AM  

mysticcat:

One last thing: FLIP FLOPS ARE NEVER OK IN A RESTAURANT WITH A WAITER.


What if the waiters are wearing flip flops too?
 
2008-08-13 11:43:33 AM  
... the ipod in the old guy's pocket kind of spoils the mood...
 
2008-08-13 11:44:04 AM  
I dress up every day for work: shoes shined, french cuffs, shirts pressed, tie. It tells people I give a shiat about what I'm doing.

But how long does it take you to get to the gym?
 
2008-08-13 11:44:37 AM  
Lileks is going to wet himself.

/I know your lurking, James.
 
2008-08-13 11:44:45 AM  

DarthBrooks: June 6th, 1941:

Walt Disney's Dumbo wouldn't be released for another four months.

Two weeks before, the British sank the Bismarck.

Two weeks from now, Germany would attack the Soviet Union.

1,000 days before D-Day.

Less than 200 days before Pearl Harbor.

1/4 mile and sixty years from Ground Zero.


Just enough time to clean these bums up and get them in the trenches again the Nazi huns and those lousy japs.

/buy war bonds.
//Has A card for gas.
 
2008-08-13 11:45:05 AM  
mysticcat: but jorts and a rasslin' t-shirt is not o.k.

*goes to change*
 
2008-08-13 11:45:27 AM  

mysticcat: It tells people I give a shiat about what I'm doing.


Are you at work right now?
 
2008-08-13 11:45:43 AM  
Da Falls looks pretty spiffy in those pictures. Of course, those were the days when it was the #1 tourist destination for New Yorkers.

/and with rising gas prices and the weak US dollar, it might be again...nah, just kidding, it's terrible
 
2008-08-13 11:47:20 AM  
Nice find Smitty, thanks for sharing.
 
2008-08-13 11:47:47 AM  

haplo53: mysticcat: It tells people I give a shiat about what I'm doing.

Are you at work right now?


AAAA++++ FAST PAYMENT GREAT SHIPPING WOULD READ AGAIN
 
2008-08-13 11:50:23 AM  
Proper grooming and hygiene speaks volumes, regardless of one's chosen style of clothing. Well, assuming its modest in appearance. But, yeah, it seems like people have forgotten how to dress somewhere in the push for less conformity and more so-called comfort. Maybe finances have a thing to do with it, or not. But, you can get inexpensive dress-clothes if you don't mind shopping at outlets or secondhand places. I'm just of the opinion that if you make an effort it says you care about yourself.

/not old enough to say "get off my lawn"
 
2008-08-13 11:50:29 AM  

La Fee Verte


Thank you subby, great link.
Why can't we all go back to that dress code?


"The suspect is hatless, repeat, hatless!"
 
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