Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of People at Central Park in the 1940s

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Slim Aarons was an American photographer best known for portraying the glamour of high society, aristocracy, artists, and celebrities. In World War II he served as a military photographer and later earned a Purple Heart. “Photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places” was what he called to describe his career. He never required any stylists or makeup artists on set, solely focusing on the natural charisma of his subjects.

Take a look at these 10 beautiful color photographs capturing people spending their time at Central Park in the 1940s by Aarons:

Boys competing in a marble championship.

Servicemen relax at a cafe.

A group of men playing croquet.

A father and daughter on a bench by Harlem Meer.

A fashion shoot.

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