7.07.2008

what america looked like 40 years ago.



"On June 18, 1968, Paul Fusco, then a photographer for Look Magazine, was a passenger aboard the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy's coffin between New York City and Washington."

One of the most stunning pictorial histories I've seen.

23 comments:

Krissy said...

Such great photos in there!

Molly said...

Oh! So amazing.

quaint handmade said...

that sure makes a statement.

heidi said...

speechless.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Just got back from being away from my computer for two weeks. Trying to catch up on all my favorite blogs and couldn't wait for yours!!!

Love this, I can only imagine the emotions being felt that day!

Susan said...

Wow ! thanks Erin, an amazing slide show from an amazing time. Susan

design for mankind. said...

I so agree with everyone here. Such an emotional piece.

Claire said...

This is amazing. Thank you for the link.

lisa s said...

i saw a spread in the NYT of these photos.... what i really noticed [besides the emotion] was how much BETTER people dressed then

Jude said...

These photos are amazing, lovely. Thanks for posting!

hrsj said...

that socked me in the gut.
thank you, i kinda needed that.

The Lil Bee said...

OMG, Erin...I've been trying to go see this show since it opened. It's been torture because the gallery closes at 6 and none of my friends can ever get out of work on time. I might just go myself...I'm glad you reminded. I just can't get enough of these stunning photos!

Hila said...

wow, thanks for posting about this.

Vie Chaotique said...

Yes - the first time I saw this I got chills. There is one of a woman alone in a field waiting for RFK that gave me goosebumps.

It is sad that we don't have leaders today that would have this outpouring of love and respect.


And I agree with Lisa S - people were much better dressed and did not have credit card debt - go figure?

aimee said...

i felt like i was there when i saw these photos. what a moment in history he captured.

please sir said...

Wow - that is quite haunting. Interesting post.

design for mankind. said...

LISA--- YOU ARE SO RIGHT! :)

Jessie Cacciola said...

A.MAZING.

JLC Studio said...

Wow!! This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

coco+kelley said...

a-mazing. (like everyone else already said). thank you so much for sharing!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Stunning! I'm speechless.

Katrina said...

what a gorgeous photo. and what a moment...

AlicePleasance said...

I knew those photos, the look of an era... Aren't they great?

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7.07.2008

what america looked like 40 years ago.



"On June 18, 1968, Paul Fusco, then a photographer for Look Magazine, was a passenger aboard the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy's coffin between New York City and Washington."

One of the most stunning pictorial histories I've seen.

23 comments:

Krissy said...

Such great photos in there!

Molly said...

Oh! So amazing.

quaint handmade said...

that sure makes a statement.

heidi said...

speechless.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Just got back from being away from my computer for two weeks. Trying to catch up on all my favorite blogs and couldn't wait for yours!!!

Love this, I can only imagine the emotions being felt that day!

Susan said...

Wow ! thanks Erin, an amazing slide show from an amazing time. Susan

design for mankind. said...

I so agree with everyone here. Such an emotional piece.

Claire said...

This is amazing. Thank you for the link.

lisa s said...

i saw a spread in the NYT of these photos.... what i really noticed [besides the emotion] was how much BETTER people dressed then

Jude said...

These photos are amazing, lovely. Thanks for posting!

hrsj said...

that socked me in the gut.
thank you, i kinda needed that.

The Lil Bee said...

OMG, Erin...I've been trying to go see this show since it opened. It's been torture because the gallery closes at 6 and none of my friends can ever get out of work on time. I might just go myself...I'm glad you reminded. I just can't get enough of these stunning photos!

Hila said...

wow, thanks for posting about this.

Vie Chaotique said...

Yes - the first time I saw this I got chills. There is one of a woman alone in a field waiting for RFK that gave me goosebumps.

It is sad that we don't have leaders today that would have this outpouring of love and respect.


And I agree with Lisa S - people were much better dressed and did not have credit card debt - go figure?

aimee said...

i felt like i was there when i saw these photos. what a moment in history he captured.

please sir said...

Wow - that is quite haunting. Interesting post.

design for mankind. said...

LISA--- YOU ARE SO RIGHT! :)

Jessie Cacciola said...

A.MAZING.

JLC Studio said...

Wow!! This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

coco+kelley said...

a-mazing. (like everyone else already said). thank you so much for sharing!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Stunning! I'm speechless.

Katrina said...

what a gorgeous photo. and what a moment...

AlicePleasance said...

I knew those photos, the look of an era... Aren't they great?