Wayne Oken- Loves the Rockaways, He and his father began to save stuff way before all of us got on the train, He has begun to share is wonderful collection. I hope you enjoy them.
For so many of us The Rockaways are and were a place of memories of the past and the present, To all of us who hold this place dear.
Photo by Spencer Platt- Getty Image
There are also many older posts with many photographs of the Rockaways, just go to the table of content
Below are the my families videos and the other little films that I have made of this wonderful place
All the above photos are from New York City Municipal Archives
Below are a few of the iconic photographs of the great Margaret Bourke-White. I’ve always loved her photographs but when I came upon the aerial photograph of the Boardwalk of Edgemere – Far Rockaway Long Island from a 1954 Life Magazine,it set me on a course of discovery. I was amazed to learn that she began her photographic career in Cleveland, taking many photographs of my great city, from the steel mills to the gardens, bridges and buildings. I went deeper and discovered her lifetime of work which I fell in love with and now share with you.
The photos here and on my online archive are courtesy from the following books:
- Margaret Bourke-White, The Photography of Design 1927-1936, Stephen Bennet Phillips
- Margaret Bourke-White, Photographs 1904-1971, Introduction by Terrence Heath
- Margaret Bourke-White, The Cleveland Years 1927-1930 , The New Gallery of Contemporary Art – Cleveland Ohio
Note: all captions are for photos from left to right
Oliver Chilled Plow, Plow Blades 1930
Royal Typewriter 1932
Otis Steel, 200 Tons, Ladle 1928
Industrial Cable 1930
Lincoln Electric, Sparks 1929
International Harvester, Welding Parts 1933
Chesterfield Cigarette, Barrels, early 1930’s