Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer. Anonymous.
Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer
Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer
Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer
Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer

Bus station characters and travellers circa 1972, probably New York in seven black-and-white photos by an unknown photographer

Unknown: None, circa 1972.

Seven black and white photographs, approximately 13.5" x 9", mounted on plain black 14" x 11" mattes. All photos appear to be from a bus station, possibly in New York, circa 1972 (?). Unnumbered. Very Good. Corners a bit bumped and occasionally worn there as well, a few tiny stains.

An enjoyable collection of photos by an anonymous photographer-- if an amateur, definitely with some talent. All have a very subtle ambiance of bored sketchiness and slight seediness.

One photo is of a sunglass-clad father and daughter standing near an escalator, near some bystanders; she stares at the camera, tugging on her cheek and sizing up the photographer.

Two other photos are of older female travellers in winter coats.

A different photo shows a bell-bottomed teenager posing in front of a staircase to a subway near an exit; he stares at the camera insouciantly with hands on hips. Was he a hustler?

Another photo is of a short-haired woman by herself with a duffelbag, standing morosely against a wall by a list of departure times and destinations on the East Coast.

Another is of a slightly sketchy young man in a leather jacket with shiny leather shoes and a crew cut resting his arm on a staircase.

Another has two middle-aged men, perhaps Latino or Italian, leaning out of an exit together looking for someone down the corridor; one of the men has a loud leisure suit and a bizarre permed curl on top of a widow's peak.

Any info about these photos is appreciated. While we know next to nothing about them; they do have a subtle charm, evoking a vanished era of budget travel, ennui, and everyday fashion. Item #161204004

Price: $125.00

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