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Stoop Life - In the 1940's

Discover Stories Which Brings Back Your Memories

You'll Laugh, You,ll Cry!  But you'll always come back for more as you travel thru the Red Hook Section of Brooklyn New York in the 1940's with a mischievous young boy who finds himself in some pretty strange predicaments.  Many famous people have emerged from the Red Hook Stoop and you'll be surprised when you see who they are...

Step back in time...

 Pictography at it's best!


Well above nostalgia and syrupy sentimentalism, "Life On The Stoop" presents a wonderfully straightforward glimpse into the life and times of one New York neighborhood during the early part of the 20th century.


Artist, Phil Bracco's picture-story of his early years in Brooklyn unveils a beautiful interconnectedness of all the neighborhood families, a quality nearly extinct in our modern communities.


Truly a work of art - it makes me want to be a better neighbor, friend, and a part of something bigger. 


Paint and water color prints are available at this site of Nostalgic art.  Hope you enjoy browsing thru thru this artists unique work of art from the 1940s and 1950s

Perfect Gift For Those Who Grew Up In the 40's and 50's

Bring their memories back to life as they read the messages which literally jump out at them in the illustrations of events they will surely relate to.

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Introduction to Life On The Stoop as it was in the 30s, 40s and 50,

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Its Like Escaping to Another Place and Time

Bykweiron February 24, 2011

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Growing up in Alberta Canada in the 60s and 70s was nothing like Brooklyn in the 40s, yet reading Phil's childhood stories, you feel like you are living it. The illustrations along with photographs are amazing and really make the words come to life. One of my favorite parts was the piece about Camilla the Bookie. Hilarious! The ebook was wonderful, but this is a book I want to have on my coffee table. This is a fantastic book for the whole family! I can't wait to get a hard copy!

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Happy Memories

ByBangkok Mikeon March 11, 2011

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Phil's book brought back memories of my childhood in London - England in the 1940's.
But the collection of Illustrated stories will be enjoyed by readers of all Ages.
It also reminded me of my visit to New York many years ago.
Phil's artwork is delightfully detailed - invariable I see something I missed when I looked previously.
It will surely be on the Coffee Table more than in a Book Case!

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''Life on the Stoop" ....The Real Thing

ByKevinfon February 19, 2011

Format: Kindle Edition

Pictography at it's best!

Well above nostalgia and syrupy sentimentalism, "Life On The Stoop" presents a wonderfully straightforward glimpse into the life and times of one New York neighborhood during the early part of the 20th century.

Phil Bracco's picture-story of his early years in Brooklyn unveils a beautiful interconnectedness of all the neighborhood families, a quality nearly extinct in our modern communities.

Truly a work of art - it makes me want to be a better neighbor, friend, and a part of something bigger.

Kevin Farrell

 

A Wonderful Book
Bymichael heanyon April 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
'Life On The Stoop' is a wonderful book, thoroughly enjoyable! It brilliantly and poignantly captures the atmosphere of those days perfectly. Though the stories/illustrations are from the 40s, they were exactly the same for me growing up in Red Hook in the 50s and 60s. This is not a 'coffee-table conversation piece'. Here is an album of memories and a period of time brought to life in beautiful illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVery Entertaining
ByV. Gardneron February 19, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Phil Bracco hits it out of the park. I almost felt like I was there growing up with him.
His talent is showcased here well. The sheer amount of work is amazing and you begin to understand that here is someone who loves the process of making art.
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Sherri Carter Jun 23, 2017


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This is an absolutely fabulous idea... Its a wonderful mixture of art and words, that transports you back to the 40s and 50s. Simply genius. Thank you so much Robbie and Phil for creating this. I can't wait to get a hard copy, so I can really dwelve into it!



 

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