Tag Archives: Cities

1965: Lo, The Mystique City

Betye Saar: Lo, The Mystique City (1965)

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1562: Namesakes

The city of Richmond, California is named after the city of Richmond, Virginia, which is named after the English town of Richmond near London, which was named for Richmond Palace, which Henry VII named after his ancestral home in Richmond, … Continue reading

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1920: Edinburgh

Alfred G. Buckham: Aerial view of Edinburgh (c. 1920)

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1950: Atom Bomb Hits New York City

Chesley Bonestell: Atom Bomb Hits New York City; cover illustration for the August 5, 1950 issue of Collier’s magazine.

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1964: World’s Largest Miniature City

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair at a cost of $672,000 (about $5.3 million in 2017), the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum is  the world’s largest architectural model of a city. It includes about 895,000 miniature … Continue reading

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1938: Death Loop

  Tullio Crali: Upside Down Loop (Death Loop) (1938)

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1962: You’ll Lose a Good Thing

Bruce Davidson: Chicago, 1962. I like to think this is playing on the jukebox.

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