14 Photos from 1976 Roy Colmer New York City Doors Photograph Collection

On January 6th, 2016 when The New York Public Library made 187000 digital downloads available included was the 1976 Roy Colmer New York City doors photograph collection. The 3122 doorway photos in the collection are a glimpse into the past. 1976 was  a simpler time before the technology we have today and you can almost feel it when you browse through the photos. The doorways with people in them are perfect examples of the styles and feeling of that year. From the hair cuts to the style of the jeans, jackets, and shoes.

Included are a few examples of the doorways but there are many, many more at:

The New Your Public Library

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  1. first West 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. Odd Numbers.
  2. 2nd Avenue between East 7th Street and East 8th Street Odd numbers
  3. 8th Avenue between West 43rd Street and West 44th Street Even numbers

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4. Thompson Street between Grand Street and Watts Street Even numbers                              5. Bowery between Spring Street and Prince Street Even numbers                                              6. 2nd Avenue between East 105th Street and East 106th Street. Even numbers

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7. Canal Street between Church Street and West Broadway. Even Numbers                              8. Madison Avenue between East 68th Street and East 69th Street. Even Numbers                9. Madison Avenue between East 70th Street and East 71st Street. Even Numbers

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10. Madison Avenue between East 70th Street and East 71st Street. Even Numbers                11. Madison Avenue between East 73rd Street and East 74th Street. Even Numbers               12. West 14th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. Even numbers

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13. East 89th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue. Odd numbers                                    14. West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Odd numbers




World’s Largest Model Train Museum Still Going Strong In New Jersey

Starting out in Bruce Williams Zaccagnino’s basement his museum is something I would really love to visit. His enthusiasm for building the model train display went against the norm. He lost friends, and family members thought he would go bankrupt or just fail. His wife stuck by him and thanks to both of them he has entertained people with Northlandz since 1977.

Mr. Williams was bestowed with the highest honor that is given by the
Hindu faith, the “Maan Patra”. This honorarium was presented to Mr.
Williams in recognition of his years of dedication to the creation of
Northlandz. It was awarded to Mr. Williams by Swami Jagadishswarandandji
at the Geeta Temple of Queens, NY in June, 1996 with thousands of worshipers
of the Hindu faith in attendance.

“This is what we do” says Mr. Williams, who along with his wife’s steadfast
support worked 365 days a year in pursuit of this accomplishment .

“If you can create your own enthusiasm, you can do anything”, he said, “if you
maintain that enthusiasm you can do it well”.

If Ralph Waldo Emerson is correct in that “Nothing great can be achieved
without enthusiasm”, than something spectacular has happened in Flemington.

He is a living testimony to what you can do with your will power and enthusiasm. He is a lesson in pushing forward and doing what you feel in your heart, not listening to the naysayers.


See his website: www.northlandz.com





The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliest homophile (gay rights) organizations in the United States


Photo:New York Public Library

The people in the photo from 1965 represent the:

Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations (ERCHO) was an early homophile organization founded in 1969. ERCHO had its roots in an earlier organization, 1963’s East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO),[1]and was a regional American homophilic organization—a forerunner to the contemporary gay rights movement that flourished after the Stonewall riots. The group was set up by the lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis.[2]

After the Stonewall riots in 1969, a motion was passed by ERCHO to have an annual celebration of the riots—the origin of current Pride parades.[3][4] The conference decided to make the event non-political rather than radical, a tradition that extends to Pride marches today.[5]

ERCHO (and a number of other similar homophile movements) collapsed after the rise of radical gay liberationist politics following the Stonewall riots.[6]



Pamphlets via:New York Public Library

These pamphlets are from the:

Mattachine Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mattachine Society
Front cover of the May 1959 issue of the Mattachine Review, an American homophile magazine

The May 1959 issue of the Mattachine Review, an American homophile magazine
Formation 1950
Purpose Civil and political rights forhomosexual men
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Official language
Key people
Harry Hay

The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliesthomophile (gay rights) organizations in the United States, probably second only to Chicago‘s Society for Human Rights. Harry Hay and a group of Los Angeles male friends formed the group to protect and improve the rights ofgay men. Because of concerns for secrecy and the founders’ left-wing ideology, they adopted the cell organization being used by the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). In the anti-Communist atmosphere of the 1950s, the Society’s growing membership replaced the group’s early Communist model with a more traditional ameliorative civil rights leadership style and programme. Then, as branches formed in other cities, the Society splintered in regional groups by 1961.

In 2002 Mattachine Midwest was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.[1] A new Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. was formed in 2011 and is dedicated to original archival research of LGBT political history.[2]

Photo Based Animation Project “The Old New World”

Using some century old pictures from Washington D.C, New York City, Baltimore and Detroit found on www.shorpy.com, Alexey Zakharov animated them into this wonderful video. He also added steampunk animation for even more entertainment.

Transform Your Life By Reading These 50 Important Books



As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the immense power and knowledge contained within books, and I started reading more and more. Today, I can’t imagine even a couple of days passing by without some time spent reading.

“The more you learn the more you earn” Warren Buffet

The best way to learn is to read. Everyday all the time.

a blog – internethistory.tumblr.com

Doug Battenhausen thinks all our advances in cellphone cameras and photo-sharing technology haven’t made our pictures better, but rather more sterile. We all know how to get the perfect selfie now, with just the right filter. But, to him, that’s boring.

What Battenhausen is interested in — and has been collecting since 2010 on his blog “Internet History” — are photos that are beautifully amateurish and capture strange moments.

To find these types of photos, Battenhausen mines the forgotten reaches of the internet, particularly defunct photo accounts on sites like the (now deleted) Webshots, Flickr, or Photobucket.

A blog of internet pictures posted by people all over the internet. Everyday pictures by ever day people.

8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times



8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times.

Everyone knows how to conduct a normal search by typing some words and/or a phrase into the box provided and following the links that emerge from the overcrowded fog. But Google Search offers a lot more than just the basics.

These 8 search tips should help everyone to better use Google Search. They can be very useful making it easier and quicker to find what you are searching for.

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5 Reasons Working With Computers Is Bad For You & How to Stay Healthy


5 Reasons Working With Computers Is Bad For You & How to Stay Healthy.

Everyone who works on the computer at home or at work should read these 5 reasons it is bad for you and how you can make it better