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Ahh, I still remember vividly when we salvaged a terrible day of digging by stumbling upon an 1840s-70s privy in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, as dusk fell over the city. Scott (@greybeardboy) and I were just outside the gates to the Brooklyn Navy Yard inspecting a construction site when I spotted a suspicious dark area in a side embankment. And then our friend Adam appeared (like an apparition) telling us we had permission to explore the site. So ... who wouldn't want to dig an easy privy pit from the side?!? And so we did, finding iron pontiled, colored mineral waters; scarce open pontiled medicines; coveted U.S. Navy Peppers; nice embossed squares and dated 1860s sodas; American pots and pot lids; plus so much more. To cap off what was already an extraordinary dig, we also found an open pontiled, one-of-a-kind, glasshouse whimsy cup made from a Hamilton & Church sided, green mineral water! It is quite likely that the whimsy was crafted right down the street at the Phoenix Glass Works. What a treat to dig it was and absent our efforts, all of these amazing relics would be sitting in some landfill. #privydigging #privydug #bottledigging #oldbrooklyn #oldny #oldnyc #vinegarhill #brooklynnavyyard #tbt

Horse charm bracelet. Amazing that it stayed in tact after 70 years! #whatnyhasleftbehind #1940s #charmbracelet #oldnyc #horses

Locking in a commissary deal in the next few weeks and I am hoping to salvage this old fire door. #oldnyc #greenpointbrooklyn

Smoking in the square...
📸 1955, NYC
#tbt #throwback #timessquare

RARE VE TRIBUTE LATE 90s #oldnewyork #oldnyc #ripve #verip

@greybeardboy Is all smiles! persistence is key my friend! #digger #oldbottles #oldnyc #1900

SPEKAVELI 1999 SMOOTH MOVEMENTS WITH THAT MIDNIGHT BLUE AT MARTINEZ OLD GALLERY IN CHELSEA. @martinez.gallery #RIPSPEK #americanaccents #oldnyc #oldnewyork #spekbtc

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👉🏻 @timetravelingco ✅🙏🏻 This building just baffles me. It's one of the oldest in NYC and it's almost completely unchanged in over 100 years. Head over to the account above for more about the building and the photo (and please feel free to share if you know someone who might like it!)
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#historynerd #oldnyc #greenwichvillage

Just behind these iconic bank doors a wedding ceremony for two very special people awaits.... @gothamhallny @bentleymeeker @stillwelleventsnyc #oldnyc #speakeasy #wedding #equality #theirvins #gothamhall #dgl #lighting #romance #loveislove

Locking in a commissary deal in the next few weeks and I am hoping to salvage this old fire door. #oldnyc #greenpointbrooklyn

SoHo, 1915. 📍corner of Crosby and Gand streets. 📷: @nypl



#nyc #newyork #oldcity #soho #soholife #architecture #building #beautiful #realestate #instagood #oldnyc #art #travel #tbt

Another beauty shot of the Dakota--

Smoking in the square...
📸 1955, NYC
#tbt #throwback #timessquare

Another piece from my late grandfather, John Agnese's archive. Circa 1959-61 created for Charm Craft greeting cards (no longer in existence) kinda makes sense why I'm obsessed with old Play Boys. Stay tuned next week for 3 more iconic images from #johnagneseart
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#oldnyc #nyc #nycartist #vintage #vintageart #cartoon #grandfather #departed #artistic #indieartist #graphics #sexycartoon #whybenormal #oldschool #greetingcards #prototype #female #playboy #makeart #blackandwhite #brooklynartist #family #artwork #1960sart #mood #1960s #makeartnotwar #scans #archives

Wasboe's Norwegian Cod Liver Oil. On the side panels: "Unequalled in Purity and Quality. Free from all disagreeable taste & smell" The label is well preserved. #codliveroil #norwegian #oldnyc #labeledbottles

Train painted by Bronx graff innovator PHASE2, one of the earliest writers to use bubble letters and arrows - he also got down as a B Boy and released the classic 12" 'The Roxy' on Celluloid in '82 #phase2 #graff #graffiti #graffitiart #subwayart #spraycanart #graffwriter #bboy #theroxy #oldschoolhiphop #backintheday #hiphop #hiphophistory #hiphopculture #nyc #oldnyc

Ahh, I still remember vividly when we salvaged a terrible day of digging by stumbling upon an 1840s-70s privy in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, as dusk fell over the city. Scott (@greybeardboy) and I were just outside the gates to the Brooklyn Navy Yard inspecting a construction site when I spotted a suspicious dark area in a side embankment. And then our friend Adam appeared (like an apparition) telling us we had permission to explore the site. So ... who wouldn't want to dig an easy privy pit from the side?!? And so we did, finding iron pontiled, colored mineral waters; scarce open pontiled medicines; coveted U.S. Navy Peppers; nice embossed squares and dated 1860s sodas; American pots and pot lids; plus so much more. To cap off what was already an extraordinary dig, we also found an open pontiled, one-of-a-kind, glasshouse whimsy cup made from a Hamilton & Church sided, green mineral water! It is quite likely that the whimsy was crafted right down the street at the Phoenix Glass Works. What a treat to dig it was and absent our efforts, all of these amazing relics would be sitting in some landfill. #privydigging #privydug #bottledigging #oldbrooklyn #oldny #oldnyc #vinegarhill #brooklynnavyyard #tbt

I've not dug such a large Bromo Seltzer! 6.5" tall. HTF size. #digging #bromoseltzer #cobalt #oldbottles #oldnyc

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