Vintage Photograph of a Man Gazing Off of Brooklyn Bridge Circa 1950

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Paul Himmel, 1950
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This iconic New York photograph, captured by the late photographer Paul Himmel, features a pensive man looking out off the Brooklyn Bridge towards lower Manhattan.

This photo is just one of the hundreds found in an amazing collection of iconic New York photographs in the coffee table book New York: Portrait of a City by Reuel Golden and Taschen Publishing.

This book presents the epic story of New York on nearly 600 pages of emotional, atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Supplementing this treasure trove of images are over a hundred quotations and references from relevant books, movies, shows and songs. The city’s fluctuating fortunes are all represented, from the wild nights of the Jazz Age and the hedonistic disco era, to the grim days of the Depression and the devastation of 9/11 and its aftermath, as its broken-hearted but unbowed citizens picked up the pieces.

The gorgeous hardcover book is available on Amazon.

Brooklyn Bridge

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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