The Granada movie theatre in Lawrence, Kansas was still around when I was a kid, though it had a different marquee, and the bus station had moved further down Massachusetts Street. This photo from October 1938 taken by John Vachon is one of the tens of thousands of documentary images compiled by the Farm Security Administration, part of FDR’s New Deal during the Great Depression. The entire archive is now available online.
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A beautiful and iconic image of seventeen year old Vladimir Mayakovsky, whose sultry charms remind me of Gram Parsons.
Blondie guitarist and erstwhile Mr. Debbie Harry Chris Stein is releasing a book of his photographs taken during the band’s heyday. Stein was not just in the right place at the right time, he was a trained photographer and his images are sharp and stylish as suits the subject matter. And who could resist Debbie in her prime?
Young Samy Rosenstock aka Tristan Tzara, with his father and grandfather circa 1912?