Transporting Vintage Photos of New York City in 1975

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A brilliant computer engineer by profession, a fountain designer by fame, Nick DeWolf was a most prolific amateur photographer, capturing the 20th century existence through decades and continents. Lucky for us, a dedicated archivist from Seattle has been tirelessly digitizing his photographs. As DeWolf’s Flickr collection nears 50,000, let’s take another nostalgic little trip through 1975 New York City via reel #66. See anti-war and anti-pornography demonstrations in Times Square, Yakuza films playing on 42nd Street, teeming bookstores, adult magic shows, Central Park pigeon feeders, Chinatown children, and a few fabulously dressed ladies strolling though Midtown in our slideshow.

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Midtown. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Anti-war demonstration in Times Square. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Film crew, Times Square. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Times Square at night. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. 42nd Street. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Central Park. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Bookstore in Times Square. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Magic show in Times Square. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Anti-porn demonstration in Times Square. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Chinatown/Little Italy. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Chinatown. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. We Won’t Move Committee was formed in opposition to Bell telephone company’s plans to evict local residents in order to build a switching station. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Midtown. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. New York. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. New York. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Midtown. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Chinatown, Columbus Park. Courtesy Nick DeWolf

Image credit: Nick DeWolf. Central Park. Courtesy Nick DeWolf