What Remains of Grossinger's Resort, Catskills, NY

October 12, 2015

The decline of the Borscht Belt coincided with the decline of blatant racial discrimination, and the democratization of air travel, once only reserved for the wealthiest Americans. Now exotic and distant destinations were only a flight away, and a lavish local resort looked old fashioned in comparison.

 

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Archives: American Girl by Ruth Orkin

September 06, 2013

Ruth Orkin has become most famous for her photograph American Girl in Italy (the first in the American Girl series). The unstaged photo depicts Orkin's young room mate, Jinx Allen walking down the street in Florence. The photo has come to stand as a symbol for the way in which women experience public space.

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STYLE ICON: Lauren Hutton

April 22, 2013

In her heyday Hutton was known as the "fresh American face of fashion", and today, nearing 70 years old, continues to stand as a beacon of raw beauty, sophistication, and joie de vivre. 

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Canadian Pacific Hotels: Enduring National Landmarks

April 20, 2013

A major chapter in the evolution of modern day Canada is the building of our transnational railway. Along with this new network to connect the nation, a series of luxury hotels were opened by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to motivate and accommodate vacationing. 

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