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Vintage Photos of New York Street Scenes Found in Home's Attic After Nearly 50 Years

Vintage Finds | June 9, 2016

In 2009, while Soren Larson was going through the odds and end on his aunt's attic, he found a treasure trove: a remarkable collection of New York street scene photos in the 1950s.

The pictures were taken by his grandfather, Frank Oscar Larson, who was an amateur photographer back in his days. Frank was considered as the "family shutterbug." The photos had been tucked away in the attic since 1964, when Frank Larson passed away.

Soren developed some of the photos, and brought them to the Queens Museum of Art. The photos depict New York street scenes that, according to the Queens Museum of Art, "are at once universal and personal."
 

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Photo: Frank Oscar Larson | Courtesy of Queens Museum of Art, via TODAY

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