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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Skyline: 1901

Skyline: 1901

New York circa 1901. "Manhattan sky-line from North River," i.e. the Hudson River. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Somehow it feels like New York has always been this way. Too bad 'we' swapped it for Suriname with the English.

Timo, The Netherlands

Same view

two years later courtesy of Mr. Edison:

Yes it does: Park Row

Yes it does:
Park Row Building
American Surety Building (slightly enlarged)
Empire Building
Bowling Green Offices
Washington Building (different top)
and of course both Trinity Church and St. Paul Chapel

My grandfather

My grandfather probably saw something like this when coming to the USA from Eastern Europe in the early 20th Century.

111 Years Later

Does anything in this image still exist?


Looks like they were all the rage.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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