The Disappearing Face of New York


Recently published in an interesting book containing a vast collection of images of shops and establishments in New York. What’s really surprising is that during the eight years of this project, over one third of establishments photographed have disappeared. Meet some of these images.

James and Karla Murray spent eight years photographing the most genuine and authentic store fronts of the city. These places are always shown through (analog in 35mm) images that seek to communicate the essence of such businesses. The book is divided into five parts (one per district), in which the images are accompanied by short stories and maps of the area. No doubt, a highly recommended book for those nostalgic for the classic shops. Those businesses that allowed in the same block, had space for all kinds of needs: clothing, jewelry, sport, and food. Everything in the neighborhood. The book will also please fans of the Big Apple, being a chronicle of urban and commercial neighborhood small businesses.

??Book Details:
“The Disappearing Face of New York”
Authors: James T. Murray & Karla L. Murray
336 pages
Publisher: Gingko Press Inc.; first edition (January 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1584232277
ISBN-13: 978-1584232278
Approximate price: $ 50

Official website of the book: jamesandkarlamurray

written by jesushp on 2011-10-25 #news #analog #shops #book #storefront #new-york
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  1. andrus_n
    andrus_n ·

    seems to be a great idea and interesting book.

  2. emilios
    emilios ·


  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I love the fonts of these old shop signs

  4. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    "Flushing Noodle Restaurant" . I would eat there.

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