What We Loved This Week, Jan. 1 – 7

Published January 6, 2017

1920s New York City As Seen From The Streets

1920s New York

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The end of World War I was quickly followed by a thoroughly new decade: the 1920s, also known as the “Roaring 1920s” or the “Jazz Age.” Throughout those years, jazz, illegal alcohol (thanks to Prohibition), flappers, and gangs flourished in New York City.

At the same time, because the city was a central hub for immigrants and migrants who entered via boats, railways, and roads, New York City’s infrastructure faced constant renovations.

For more of a look at New York City’s tumultuous streets during the 1920s, visit Vintage Everyday.

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Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

Irvin Kershner

Flickr/RandarWith director Irvin Kershner on the set of The Empire Strikes Back in 1979.

On December 27, the world lost actress and author Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. In the days since, tributes have poured in from media outlets and fans from all around the world.

As these photos of Fisher through the years only begin to show, it’s not hard to see why so many are mourning her tragic death.

Jedi Princess

Flickr/Summer1978Posing for Rolling Stone, 1983.

Sydney Photoshoot

Brendon Thorne/Getty ImagesPosing for a photoshoot at Australia’s Sydney Observatory Hotel in 2010.

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