Old Brooklyn Hipster Photos

I keep receiving more and more photos from hipsters proving they’ve been a part of Brooklyn for generations and generations. Here are a few more for now:


Here we see Megan Bedbuggler entering the first Taqueria in Greenpoint in 1928 to get some authentico el tack-ose day pollose cone organico kayso. She was very stylish with her faux-fur coat and $40 American Apparel leg warmers.

Moving on to the next photo circa 1910 in Bushwick we see the first ever BodegaDelivery.com vehicle driven by Toby Taylor a.k.a Chuck as his pioneering buddies would call him. He is seen here posing with a truck load of sustainable hummus made from local chick peas and freshly distilled absinthe for the incredibly artistic community to devour.

And finally we come to the Mast Bros. original shoppe in Bushwick in 1920. This photo was snapped just before filthy, itchy, lice infested beards were in style amongst the pseudo artisanal, creative, sheepishly uniformed types. As you can see they had not yet come up with the idea of sailing in cacao beans from distant lands and making chocolate. This idea would come about in the mid-1930′s. At this point in time they were only selling local fruit and vegetables at discount prices such as 3 peaches for $15.00 or 3 pears for $20.00 or a jar of strawberry jam for $30.00. By 1934 their chocolate making operation was in full swing and the hard working people of Brooklyn were practically vacuuming up the chocolate at a mere $9.00 a bar.


Old Brooklyn Hipster Photos

Hipsters have recently started sending me proof that they’ve been around Brooklyn the longest. As in this picture of  the original Fred Gretsch Music Factory, Williamsburg, c.1890. We see banjo’s, drums, moustaches and funny hats in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Basically this concludes that what we silly Brooklyn townies call “hipsters” have really been around in large quantities since atleast 1890. Which means forever in other words. To think, all this time I thought I was on to something but I was really imagining the whole invasion.

In this next picture we see the three-piece band called “Two Sailors and an Ink Sales Man” posing in front of their favorite organic bistro at 39 Graham Avenue in Brooklyn. Yes even back then the steaks were about  $65.00  per person and you had to cook them yourself over special imported Peruvian coals that actually got hot when you made them, well,  hot. It was only for certain cool people such as this band who struck it bigtime on the Graham Avenue circuit.

Over to Bushwick, circa 1908 we see a group of 30 year old hipsters ready to play a game of Capture the Flag on a Tuesday afternoon on Knickerbocker Avenue. They all luckily had off at the same time. 1908 was kind of a slow year for coffee runners in the graphic design assistant industry. The reason they’re all standing still is because a trolley full of organic seltzer was passing through heading over to Colby and Caleb’s eggcream parlor.