From See Old NYC:

Meryl Meisler’s photography offers a vibrant, sometimes cheeky window into the world of women in 1970s New York City. Her work, a blend of documentary and personal expression, captures a city often seen as a gritty “purgatory” – yet bursts with the sassy, defiant spirit of the women who called it home.

While her images showcase the era’s bold styles – platform shoes, shimmering disco wear, and punk-rock rebellion – they also speak to the deeper shifts happening in women’s lives. These women are embracing newfound freedoms, experimenting with self-expression, and challenging traditional gender roles.

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