Charles W. Cushman’s New York

In the early 1940s, an amateur photograph named Charles Weever Cushman came to New York and spent his holidays photographing the city. 70 years later, his Kodachromes have become unique documents about a city which has never stoped to re-invent itself. Many of the areas pictured there have been indeed demolished or rebuilt since then.

C.W. Cushman - Fulton Street from South Street in downtown Manhattan, 1941
C.W. Cushman – Fulton Street from South Street in downtown Manhattan, 1941

While he was an amateur, C.W. Cushman photographed all his life, in the whole country. Today, the 14,500 color photographs he took from 1938 to 1969 are hold at the Indiana University Archive, where he was alumnus.

C. W. Cushman was born in Poseyville, Indiana, in 1896. He died in 1972.

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