Instead of just oohhing and ahhing over the late 60′s clothes in the Mad Men TV show now we can look at New York itself at this time.
In the time before digital, holiday makers took photographs and turned them into a slide show to show off their holiday snaps. This is one such slideshow, at the time of the current episode of Mad Men.
The first overwhelming question is where are all the people? The streets for the most part seem deserted by today’s standards.
And ditto, where are all the cars? It’s interesting seeing what cars there are, so big and with such big fins, but there hardly seems to be any of them, comparatively speaking.
Chinatown is the closest approximation to the crowds and bustle we expect today. It’s a powerful reminder of just how many more people there are walking and driving around NYC than there was 46 years ago.
But Times Square is all lit up, perhaps not as brightly as today, but still obviously a landmark. But Don, you lived in a different world to us that’s for sure, not sure how you’d feel walking around in NYC today, but we’re used to it.