Inside The Homes Of Brooklynites Circa 1978

It was the age of lounge lizards, leisure suits and some of the tackiest looking home furnishings to ever lower real estate values, the 1970s taught us about political scandal, racial relations and how not to dress, and perusing photos and home movies from the era is probably the best way for people nowadays to get a sense of what life was like way back then.

The swanky images in this series were taken in 1978 by Dinanda H. Nooney, and they show what life was like in Brooklyn during the 70s, specifically life indoors, for hundreds of people who called Brooklyn, New York home. The series, now known as The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, contains over 500 gelatin silver prints and gives us an unparalleled look into the time before the borough became Hipster Heaven.

Via Dangerous Minds


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Now that I have gone through the link: I had the same shower curtain as "Home of Ted & Ronnie Johnson. 151 Willoughby Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. April 11, 1978." The squares were colored with a gradation from deep orange to yellow. As awesome as it sounds.

The collection made me think of that time in an entirely different way. It was simply part of a continuum in my life, in the past but not irretrievably so, but now that I see it presented to a contemporary audience I realize how antiquated our then-trendy lifestyle must seem.
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