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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

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.

 

Suriname

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?

Flagpoles

Looks like they were all the rage.

 
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