Downtown 81 is a rare snapshot of an ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan, starring Basquiat.
David Bowie and Cher sing duet of “Young Americans” and other songs on 1975 Variety Show. Wow.
The first and last time Mister Rogers sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on TV. My heart!
I remember how the buttons felt on this Walkman. It was my most priced possession. And my heart broke when someone broke into our car and stole it. Happy 40th Walkman Anniversary, SONY!
This movie, Logan’s Run, made such an impression on me as a kid. I guess I was about 14 the last time I saw it with my dad. Excited to watch it again and re-experience it with a grown-up-point-of-view.
Anyone remember Frogger? I played this for hoooooours approx 1984!
How delightful is this old film of New York City in the year 1911. My kids and I just watched this in amazement.
Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.
Completely in love with this Automatic Adding Machine from the 1950s! Long live analog!
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told through the voices of the Apollo 8 astronauts themselves, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Read the story here.
Conserve the Sound« is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life. Love this!
Oh the memories: A collection of early Apple Computer User Interfaces.
A 1909 animation on how spiders take to the air is a charming dip into the history of science. Stop motion has come a LONG way!
This desk, titled “Boomerang”, from 1970s totally stopped me in my tracks. What an incredible piece. Also, $85,000.
Watch places in idyllic 1960s postcards transform into scenes of abandonment.
In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. Click through to see them all. Beautiful!
I remember the day my dad brought home our fist Mac. I was 11. Looking back now, the first control panel was a thing of beauty. Still cracking up over the turtle and bunny in the keyboard typing speed setting.
Anyone remember the game Frogger? I plaid for hours on end.