The "Brick" cell phone. The first cellular phone was the culmination of efforts begun at Bell Labs, which first proposed the idea of a cellular system in 1947, and continued to petition the FCC for channels through the 1950s and 1960s, and research conducted at Motorola. In 1960, John F. Mitchell, an electrical engineer who graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, became Motorola's chief engineer for its mobile communication products. Model, circa mid-1970's.
This circa 1983-1988 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives shows 172 Norfolk Street, which is now the Angel Orensanz Foundation, in New York. Over 800,000 color photographs were taken with 35-mm cameras for tax purposes. Every New York City building in the mid-1980s can be viewed in this collection.
Where Have All the Bootboys Gone? Skinhead Style and Graphic Subcultures. Wed 23rd - Sat 26th. http://www.insideoutfestival.org.uk/2013/events/where-have-all-the-bootboys-gone-skinhead-style-and-graphic-subcultures/ #InsideOutFestival2013 (Main image credit: Image taken from front cover of the Last Resort shop catalogue circa 1980. Design by Mick Furbank, photography Martin Dean.)