Wonderful Life Around the World in the 1950s and ’60s Through Fascinating Kodachrome Photos

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Martha Nickerson (1925-2011) was a world traveller, teacher, and librarian who photographed the world around her with a curiosity and sense of wonder which made itself beautifully visible in her choice of subjects.

The world in the 1950s and 1960s Through Martha Nickerson’s lens

From the 1950s through the 1980s, Martha travelled throughout the United States and overseas photographing almost exclusively with Kodachrome film. Her choice of film, along with her meticulous cataloging of her finished slides, created a collection of images as rich in color and filled with story-telling today as it was the day each image was taken.

The collection was found and is being maintained and curated by artist Kalliope Amorphous. This is a chronicle of the artists efforts to restore and share the collection as an archive of both history and photography.

Faneuil Hall from Custom House, Boston, Massachusetts, 1954

Riverside Park, New York, 1954

Sunset on the Hudson River from Riverside Park, New York, 1954

The Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge, New York, 1954

Rockefeller Center, New York City, 1955

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