Today we have a quartet of exceptional, early-1970s images for you to ogle. Firstly, photos of Harlem and the Lower East Side, New York by Camilo José Vergara. Secondly, a quick presidential visit for soccer superstar Pele.
Vergara Quote via Time.com:
“Eager to be tough, I rejected my beginning efforts as sentimental and unoriginal. In 2013, I am happy my earliest pictures of New York survived. I see these images as fading glimpses of a city that disappeared — unique historical artifacts depicting intimate moments of people who stayed behind and documents of the decrepit buildings they inhabited.”
For more visit: Everyday Life in the Hood: New York 1970-1973 at Time.com.
“A visit from Edson Arantes Nacimento, better known as Pelé. He stopped by the Rose Garden on June 28, 1975, to share some pointers on soccer with President Ford.
In a background memo for the meeting Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, himself a soccer fan, noted that Pelé was not only one of the world’s foremost athletes but also the most highly paid at the time.”
Previously on 70s Shots: McDonough’s New York City photos (1970s)