New York City in all its Neon-Lit Glory, 1969 - 1971 - Flashbak
These brilliant photos were taken by Hans Joachim Jacobi and scanned by his son Michael. They travelled to NYC as a stopover on the way to and from Halifax in Nova Scotia to visit relatives. Hans was using a Exakta Varex IIa, an East-German camera, using Agfa CT18 film. These photos are courtesy of Hans Joachim Jacobi’s … Continue reading "New York City in all its Neon-Lit Glory, 1969 – 1971"
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