Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org
We here in the digital lab have conflicted feelings about today’s holiday. So we’ve pulled images from our collection that express a variety of viewpoints about romance and Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s cards in the mid-19th century and Stanley Kubrick’s images of teenagers canoodling on a fire escape in the 1940’s show that New York is the place to be in love. (But just in case you don’t agree with that last sentence, we have images for you too.)
Our collection of vintage Valentine’s Day cards runs the gamut from the sweetly violent….
to the quad-lingual (what a lucky girl Miss Louise Horn was)…..
to the faintly seductive.
Moving beyond greeting cards to real people, here are some more images of love, from Bohemians to Bobby Soxers.
And if you don’t find anything to love about Valentine’s Day, these could be more your speed.