This is another one I’ve posted before under different circumstances. I work at a design studio in Chinatown as you may already know, and I see this right outside of my window everyday.
Someone in my family told me that my grandfather owned a photo studio in Chinatown (which was essentially the place of vice back then) where the soldiers during WWII could get their pictures taken to send back home. I found out recently that this building may have been where the studio was located.
It’s really inspiring to think that I get to work in the same neighborhood, with icons frozen in time where my grandfather got his feet wet as an aspiring entrepreneur.
“After partaking in massive rioting and streetfights, the Dead Rabbits were accused of looting as well. In response to this accusation from a local paper, their only response was a note reading ‘We are no thieves.’ No mention of the ass-kicking they have in NYC.” Thanks for the print, @muggsx18 !