Thursday, June 18, 2009

Random Curiosities/Uptown




A horseman in Central Park.




A dress with faces on it. Bergdorf window.



A mosaic with palm trees and skyscrapers.
East 60's.



A poster commemorating the Society of Illustrators Costume Ball 1922.
I'm sure Dr.Seuss had studied this artist.
Enlarge to see all the people who attended the ball.



People should have stashed their Christmas decorations by now.
Artificial poinsettias in June are not cheerful.
East 60's


23 comments:

  1. I like the mosaic above Lowell 28. Did you ever look into the lobby of the Edison Hotel?

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  2. How clever...love the Juillard set. Are those left over from Christmas, do you suppose - in the last photo?

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  3. Juilliard...must learn to spell.

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  4. Good idea: decorating for Christmas.
    Bad idea: decorating for Christmas in June.

    I thought at first that the dress with faces was an apron. Loved the mosaic.

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  5. Love the Society of Illustrators' Costume Ball commemorative poster from 1922. Definitely Seussian!

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  6. Those poinsettias are just Independence decorations. That's what my mother always told me.

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  7. Ooo! Society of Illustrators poster. Nice! :-)

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  8. The Illustrator's Ball poster is fabulous!! And the fake poinsettias did make a nice photo.

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  9. You are right about those Christmas decs, ewww!

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  10. There's a horse rider in Union Square, too. I expect they are everywhere. Rather high up for Buster to appreciate! He is so funny today!

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  11. Poinsettias in June are just WRONG.
    And I think you must be right about Dr. Seuss's inspiration. "If I Ran the Circus" was one of my childhood favorites.

    Thank you for all of these random curiousities!

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  12. Wonderful especially the first shot

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  13. Your eye for these curiosities is so keen Elizabeth!

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  14. I love your curiosities! And your compositions are divine.

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  15. It's always fun seeing New York through your eyes. I like that mosaic the best. And I love those two sisters in your previous post looking at the sundress! Your photos make me want to come to NYC and take a look for myself!

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  17. A bounty of treasures!
    The mural, the illustration for the ball, the dress!
    So New York!
    Thank you for giving me a nosh
    all the way out here in Aloha Land, Elizabeth ;-)

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  18. the horseman shot is amazing, he looks ready to take off!

    love the poster too

    and yes, the poinsettas need to be retired

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  19. This and yesterday's post are really outstanding groups of photographs - thanks for sharing!

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  20. Earl bird's Christmas decorations, by any chance? ;-)

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  21. LOL! Last photo is funny. ;-)

    Paz

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