Mail Online has a photograph essay of the new exhibit opening at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York City.
The site reports:
A new photography exhibition in New York City is aiming to crystallize the essence of vintage American style, beauty and attitude.
From Elvis to Sinatra, via JFK and Dolly Parton, It's an American Thing at the Staley-Wise Gallery reveals iconic Americana at its very best.
'What is particularly American about these images?' ask the gallery notes.
'The vastness of our landscape, the glamor and mystery of our movie queens, the charm and character of our musicians and the skill of our great photographers, both famous and unknown.'
These classic images show Elvis relaxing on his porch, Ella and Louis recording a classic album and Dolly Parton preparing for a big night, among others.
Featured photographers include Slim Aarons, Harry Benson, Andre de Dienes, Michael Dweck, David Gahr, George Hurrell, David LaChapelle, Steve McCurry, Phil Stern and Alfred Wertheimer.
The exhibition runs through to September 14. Full details are available on the Staley-Wise Gallery website.
Here are five of my favorites: