Thursday, February 12, 2009

Back in the day

I wonder what SuperCuts would have charged then?

There is this great page that showcases a lot of photographs taken during the great depression in New York City 1932. The photographer, Berenice Abbott, created this project to document the city and the challenging times for the Federal Art Project (a depression-era government program for artists).

Although I was commenting earlier in the week about how expensive it is to live in New York now, it was probably just as difficult (with the low wages and economy) to live there in the early 1900s too.

But, it sure would be nice if groceries were this affordable now.

And gas prices...

Even hotdogs and lemonade.

But, through all the tough times they had back then, it's amazing to me that people still did their best to dress well and look presentable.

It's difficult enough for me to convince myself to get out of my sweatpants and T-shirt when I'm going out to meet friends for a movie.

I mean, almost everyone in this street shot is wearing a hat and formal clothes.

And...there is not a pants-and-belt-hanging-below-the-ass idiot anywhere in sight.

I wonder, if the economy continues to get worse, if we'll soon be seeing a lot of stupid kids walking around with no pants at all (because they can't afford belts to hold them up under their ample cheekage)?

I hope not.

It's difficult enough not to jump the curb and run them over now...

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