Amazing Photographs Of The Summer Of 1969 In New York

While the late 1960s are often associated with the cultural shift spurred by the cities of California, New York City was undergoing it’s own significant and rapid transformation. With Greenwich Village becoming the hippie enclave of the east coast and New York experiencing an accelerated white flight, the demographics and make-up of the city quickly changed. Below, we take a fascinating look at the summer of 1969 in New York:

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The New York Look Life Magazine

"The New York Look", a 1969 photo spread by Life Magazine.

The New York Look

"The New York Look", a 1969 photo spread by Life Magazine.

Bonus Videos Of 1969 In New York

All images above from Life Magazine – Summer in the City: Revisiting the Ultra-Cool ‘New York Look’ of 1969.

And if you enjoyed these photographs of the summer of 1969 in New York, check out All That Is Interesting’s posts on the most iconic photos of the 1960s and fascinating photographs of 1960s Afghanistan!

The History Of America’s Defunct Baseball Teams

Defunct Baseball Teams No. 1: Providence Grays

When baseball was first organized in the late 19th century, the majority of its fans lived in the northeast region of the country. At one point, there were five teams in southern New England, and another five in New York state. But before the Yankees, Giants, and Red Sox reigned supreme, the Providence Grays of Rhode Island were a dominant force both in the standings and in the real world. In addition to winning two championships, one recent study suggests that the Grays debuted the first African-American player in 1879, five years before the player previously believed to break the pre-nadir color barrier.

Defunct Baseball Teams No. 2: Worcester Worcesters

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The Funeral Following The Hindenburg Disaster

Hindenburg Disaster Funeral New York City 1937

Source: The Atlantic

A little under five years before the United States was to become involved in World War II, swastikas appeared in the same room as the American flag to recognize the loss of 35 lives, 28 of whom were German. Another death, albeit unseen, was that of the airship era.

The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934

Minneapolis Teamsters Police Fight 1934

Labor unions sure didn’t come without a fight. Armed with pipes, members associated with the Trotskyist Communist League of America led a strike for over-the-road drivers that, coupled with a few other key strikes, ultimately led to the industrial unionism prominent throughout the end of the decade.

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