"S" is for "Seventies"

The latest book I've bought is this: "City ABC's" by Michael Deasy and photos by Robert Perron. This is a 1974 black and white "urban abc book" depicting the somewhat gritty streets of New York in the seventies. It's not cozy or cute, but it really does take you back to a grittier, but perhaps more innocent time.

The poetry for each letter is alternately sweet and a bit awkward:

V is for Vendor
The whiffs of kraut

Drift over the street.
The vendor's out

And it's time to eat.

Or how about this one for "D"

D is for Dump
Shovels heap clumps
From dumps into trucks.

Trucks cart junk away

upon second inspection I found that the book is signed by the photographer! Very neat!


Morgan said…
Is that woman about to wash her baby?!?
Diane said…
Well, you know it's the
70's...people had different ideas about parenting. You should have seen my carseat--it would have cut me in two if we'd been in an accident.