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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

5th Av. & 77th St. NYC

5th Av. & 77th St. NYC

Fifth Avenue and 77th Street in New York City, winter 1905-06. On record as of 1911, this was the residence of William A. Clark, former U.S. senator. 5x7 glass plate negative, John Bond Trevor Sr. collection. View full size.

For alternate views, see the following records at http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/

Collection Guide: Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s
Digital Image IDs: 709145F & 709146F
Digital Record IDs: 398936 & 398937

Collection Guide: Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City, 1860-1942
Digital Image ID:1113293
Digital Record ID:357874

Babes and the Baron

one of the signs says "babes and the baron, now playing". this play opened on december 25th, 1905 and closed on january 27, 1906 at the lyric theatre. so this means this picture had been taken between those dates. interesting! another thing is that "the house of silence" that played in the savoy theatre only played 7 times then closed in the same month! it opened on jan. 23rd. i thought that was funny.

 
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