Los Angeles 1956
Public demonstration of the “cultural bed” designed by Ely Alexander, central divider contains shelves for books, sheet music, sculpture, or painting, built in record player and cabinet, and coffee pot on heat proof serving board. 1957 (Yale Joel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
the third avenue elevated train was torn down in 1955, and while the streets that it ran along were suddenly flooded with light, the manhattan landscape lost one of its most enduring features. bubley’s images were taken in 1951, a few years before the el train was demolished, and are very much a homage to the past.
the elevated trains were quickly forgotten, like the horse cars before them.
Car Record Player, c. 1950’s
Ata Kando, 1955
the correct posture for washing dishes
Herbert Bayer, this time 1953, with “Symbol of Atlas contents”