The Times Square, New York from the 1920s
Every time I see a black and white image, it becomes a very synesthetic experience. I slip back into that era through my very own rabbit hole. Into my version of the fantasy world. When I see an image, I want to know more than what I can see. I want to know the people, the time, the sounds, the smells, everything.
And Emily Thompson succeeds in bringing to us the oh-so-lovely sounds of the vendors and the streets of New York from the 20s. The closest I have been to that period is with 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'. And then this project which has preserved the original sounds like they were. Fascinating. Absolutely. Take a look.