Category: vintage

Lydia’s Story at the New Jersey Film Festival

Lydia’s Story is a short documentary — an intimate account of civil war, Nazi invasion, and the post-WWII American immigration experience. The story is told through the eyes of Lydia Rohowich Zakrewsky, who was born in Belorusia in 1929, and lives today in Milltown, New Jersey.

Lydia's Story at the New Jersey Film Festival
Lydia’s Story at the New Jersey Film Festival

The 30-minute film was produced, written, and directed by my friends Alex Zakrewsky and Heather Fenyk, and will be screened as part of the official selection at the on October 5, 2014. Come see it — you’ll be glad you did.

Disclosure: I was paid to develop the .

Austin-Healey Sprite spotted in the wild

I spotted this beauty during a recent bike ride in a local New Jersey park. The (aka Bugeye) was introduced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1958. This car is my contemporary, give or take a few years. Wow.

Austin-Healy Sprite aka Bugeye British Motor Corporation sports car 1958
Austin-Healy Sprite aka Bugeye British Motor Corporation (BMC) sports car 1958

A different kind of tandem bike

I found this image of a man and a woman on a Malvern Star abreast tandem bicycle on the website . According to the caption, the photograph was taken circa 1930 by Sam Hood.

I can’t imagine what kind of coordination it requires to ride this bike.

Man and woman on a Malvern Star abreast tandem bicycle, c. 1930s, by Sam Hood
Man and woman on a Malvern Star abreast tandem bicycle, c. 1930s, by Sam Hood