Revisit the Lower East Side of Yesteryear with Carole Teller’s Archive [PHOTOS]

Posted on: August 11th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in the 1960s, Photo: Carole Teller

For today’s photo dump, we feature the work of photographer Carole Teller, who has lived in the East Village since the early 1960s. The 100-image collection captures the three decades through the 1990s, an oft-romanticized period in city history sometimes referred to as the “good old days.”

Key highlights of the set include an image of SPURA slum clearance on Delancey Street, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in its prime, demolition of the S. Klein department store in Union Square, demolition of the original Penn Station, and a line of Federal-row houses on Grand Street (before they were decapitated).

Orchard Street in the 1970s, Photo: Carole Teller

The GVSHP acquired her catalog of neighborhood images, and posted to its archive pages. It’s most certainly worth a gander. We’ve featured some of our favorites below.

You can purchase prints of these images through the website, with proceeds benefitting GVSHP.

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