From the 1910s through the 1920s, and even today, Greenwich Village is without a doubt one of the most famous areas in New York City. The Village has always been known for their bohemian lifestyle attracting everyone from Beatniks to Hippies and many famous and not so famous artists today who want that lifestyle. Greenwich Village has the most famous hangouts for artists which gave it the name America’s Left Bank.
Jesse Tarbox Beals (1870 – 1942) photographed Greenwich Village and was known as America’s first female news photographer. Her work captured an amazing era that continues to evolve and yet somehow is still the same.
Enjoy these excellent photographs that captured the lifestyle of artists who came from far and wide!