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Nantais Jan 2, 2015 11:33 PM

Some color pics of New York (and also New Orleans) in 1962 (taken by my grandparents)
 
A few weeks ago, my grandmother brought to me a hidden treasure : dozens and dozens of color slides from the 1950's and 1960's. Among them, there were some pics of their trip to the USA in 1962.
My grandparents used to travel a lot in their youth (which was still quite uncommon at that time). They travelled to Kenya, India, Madagascar, Mexico... and also to New York and New Orleans.

So here are the few pics they took during their american trip :

1-
http://i.imgur.com/Db9nLX4.jpg

2-
http://i.imgur.com/z6q1Iw8.jpg

3-
http://i.imgur.com/0e9izO6.jpg

4-
http://i.imgur.com/HvsM62H.jpg

5-
http://i.imgur.com/PeTv4wT.jpg

6-
http://i.imgur.com/UPsM62f.jpg

7-
http://i.imgur.com/iIJUBXz.jpg

8-
http://i.imgur.com/jlyjngW.jpg

9-
http://i.imgur.com/avKtALE.jpg

10-
http://i.imgur.com/XIvIZxV.jpg

11-
http://i.imgur.com/SJANfUE.jpg

12-
http://i.imgur.com/mtkpN2E.jpg

13-
http://i.imgur.com/s9nQLTv.jpg

14-
http://i.imgur.com/WQhyizB.jpg

15-
http://i.imgur.com/ph0G34q.jpg

16-
http://i.imgur.com/PW5Wpk9.jpg

17-
http://i.imgur.com/eVmQbWO.jpg

18-
http://i.imgur.com/64EQU7F.jpg

19-
http://i.imgur.com/0fq8YHW.jpg?1

20-
http://i.imgur.com/e5z5aD6.jpg?1

21-
http://i.imgur.com/3WgRJad.jpg

And here are the two only pics I identified as taken in New Orleans :
22-
http://i.imgur.com/teMjF3z.jpg

23-
http://i.imgur.com/WQBu7Cb.jpg

Dylan Leblanc Jan 3, 2015 1:16 PM

Fantastic! :tup:

austlar1 Jan 3, 2015 9:05 PM

Pictures number two and three in the thread are also downtown New Orleans rather than anywhere in NYC. #3 is on St. Charles Ave. just above Canal St, and#2 is (I think) Barrone St. looking uptown at Canal St. This was New Orleans as it appeared when I first went there to attend college.

Nantais Jan 4, 2015 12:33 AM

OK, tanks for the info !

:tup:

ColDayMan Jan 4, 2015 3:21 AM

Awesome.

Gresto Jan 4, 2015 4:03 AM

Fascinating photos. Thanks for sharing.

NYguy Jan 4, 2015 3:58 PM

Very cool.

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2015 4:31 PM

Thanks for sharing your slides Nantais. They're wonderful.

SHiRO Jan 7, 2015 5:34 PM

These are truly awesome!

The North One Jan 7, 2015 5:46 PM

OMG, the top of the Empire State Building looks so clean and not cluttered with shit!

All in all NY looks kinda horrible back then, thank god I was born nowhere near the 60's.

AviationGuy Jan 8, 2015 3:21 AM

Thanks for these pics!

The Empire State Building had been completed only 31 years in 1962. No wonder it has sort of a newer look in the photos. My first trip to NYC was in 1966 when I was a kid. I remember how dark and dingy so many buildings looked. When I returned in 1989, I could tell that many buildings had been cleaned and looked a lot better. The streets were cleaner as well, as were the subways. I'm way overdue for another visit.


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