Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in New York City Discovered Hidden in Attic 50 Years Later

Brooklyn amateur photographer Frank Larson spent a good deal of time photographing New York City in the 1950’s. He would often go shooting early morning on the weekend, hitting up places like the Bowery, Chinatown, Times Square, Central Park, the Cloisters and Kissena Park.

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank Larson. While digging through his aunt’s attic, where Larson stowed away his images in 1964, the photographer’s grandson found this remarkable collection of street scenes that give a candid glimpse into the history of the big city.

Check out the Frank Larson webpage to learn more about the photographer and view the rest of his collection of vintage New York City photos.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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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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