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Dept. Store Noir: 1950

Dept. Store Noir: 1950

June 8, 1950. "Fields department store, business at 37th Avenue and 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Exterior, by night." (Daytime view here.) 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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Night Pictures

I love taking night pictures. And I can't do as well as this. Beautiful photo.

Another title for the animated gif might be "Night Moves"

Re: Your Wish

Awesome! Thanks, DaveA.

Your Wish

Is my command

"The After Hours"

The photo reminds of this "Twilight Zone" episode where the mannequins came to life!

Unintentional art

I know that Gottscho-Schleisner were commercial photographers working for paying clients, and didn't intend for their work to be art, but that's what it is today. I think Horydczak's work falls in that category, too.

What I'd like to see now is an animated GIF combining the daytime shot with this one.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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