Throwback Thursday: Night scenes

In this week’s throwback journey, we’re exploring night photography that captures the mood at a Swedish amusement park, a drive-in of North Carolina,  Theatre Row of Missouri, and more offered in the archives from The Commons.

Göteborg (Gothenburg), Västergötland, Sweden

“Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, by night. Taken sometime in 1943.” – Swedish National Heritage Board


“Finch’s drive in at night, Raleigh, NC, 11 July 1960.” – State Archives of North Carolina Raleigh, NC

Kungsgatan in Stockholm 1964

“Kungsgatan in Stockholm, 1964.” – Stockholm Transport Museum Commons

Theatre Row (MSA)

“Night view of the theaters and streetcar lines on Theatre Row, located at 9th and Washington Ave. in St. Louis. Taken circa 1955.” – Missouri State Archives

Pan-American Exposition, Buildings at Night

“At the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, a view of several of the buildings and structures lit up at night. The photograph was taken from a window or balcony of one of the buildings. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition. Date: 1901.” – Smithsonian Institution

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.

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