World Trade Center 1984 and 2014

The 09/11 is a very painful day in the memory of the United States and in the free world. And no other American symbol best represents the sadness of this day as our twin towers, which collapsed after the terrorist attack.

Today I’m publishing a photo from my personal collection that shows the unforgettable towers of the World Trade Center, seen from the intersection of Broadway and Duane Street in 1984.

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5th SS Panzer Division Wiking

I have started my hobby of collecting old photo negatives and slides, I have being focused on urban images of the United States and the city of São Paulo in Brazil, where I develop my work of iconographic documentation called São Paulo Antiga (Old Sao Paulo).

Since then I attend auctions, research and buy on eBay, and also many of the traditional flea markets in São Paulo, New York and Chicago. Currently my collection reaches more than 5,000 slides, negatives and printed photos.

Some of my vintage slides

Occasionally I find photos that come out of my main scope, but still keep my attention. It was how I found this amazing collection of 13 photographs of the 5th SS Panzer Division from the World War II. Let’s see them?

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Billboard Wednesday – Philco & Tycoon

Today I bring billboards placed in some region of New York in January 1948. Unfortunately, even expanding the slide to the highest resolution it is impossible to correctly read the street names on the right of the photo (if you have some idea where is this place, please leave a comment).

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Bird’s Eye – Prudential Center under construction

I’m starting a new category today: is called “Bird’s Eye”. The objective of this new session is to show aerial views from US cities from my archives of slides. And to begin, let’s see this scan from one 6×6 slide from Boston.

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This amazing photo from 1963 shows the Prudential Center area under construction. Apparently the picture was taken from one of the top floors of the Prudential Tower (also under construction and completed in 1964).

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Billboard Wednesday – Coca-Cola with the Lift-top Cap!

Hello! I am starting a new category today called “Billboard Wednesday”. Here I’ll post the slides from my collection of billboards. I hope you like it!

To start, a curious one from Coca-Cola, from 1965, announcing its new cap:

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Jacksonville City Hall 1973 and Now

Ahh Oregon! One of the states in the North West coast of the United States, also known as the Beaver State. Oregon has many small towns and today I’ll show one of the most charming of them: Jacksonville

The photography bellow, taking at the crossing of West Main Street and South Oregon Street, shows the City Hall in 1973:

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Pretzel anyone ?

I really love when I found slides from travellers. They always show some interesting pictures of public places in a more relaxed way than taken by locals, since tourists always have a different way of portraying the city.

This slide from december 1970 shows a commom everyday scene of Philadelphia. And for many people not be worth a photo, but worth to these three people: one stop to eat some pretzels.

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East Colorado Boulevard 60’s and now

When I bought this postcard on eBay was only described in the auction “Vintage Colorado Postcard” but, in fact, this is East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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