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Vintage photos of Jane Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and more Village icons now in print form

Buy a print, help support the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning (1904 - 1997) (center, with light hair) speaks with an unidentified couple at the top of a stoop next door to the Tanager Gallery (the storefront above the 'Bar' sign) on 10th Street, New York, New York, April 5, 1959. (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning speaks with an unidentified couple next door to the Tanager Gallery on 10th Street in 1959.
Photo copyright Estate of Fred W. McDarrah

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation can always be counted on for striking vintage photographs of New York City, thanks to its extensive archive, which includes images, postcards, and other ephemera from the past century.

The organization recently acquired images by former Village Voice photographer Fred McDarrah, who captured many of Greenwich Village’s famous iconoclasts—Bob Dylan, Willem de Kooning (pictured above), Andy Warhol, and more—in its bohemian heyday.

And now, some of McDarrah’s prints are available for purchase: GVSHP has partnered with the late photographer’s estate to sell a dozen of his photos, of subjects as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Jane Jacobs, and Nico, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. An 8x10 print goes for $300, and an 11x14 goes for $350—not exactly cheap, but they’ll likely make the Dylan-loving baby boomer in your life very happy.

American-born Canadian social and urban activist & author Jane Jacobs (1916 - 2006), with a sign around her neck that reads 'Conscience is the Ultimate Weapon,' attends a boycott at Public School (P.S. 41) (at 116 West 11th Street), New York, New York, February 3, 1964. (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs at a protest at P.S. 41 in 1964.
Photo copyright Estate of Fred W. McDarrah