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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Winter Wonderland: 1915

Winter Wonderland: 1915

Dec. 14, 1915. "New York. Central Park at 72nd Street after blizzard." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Vive la France...

The very distinctive hood shape of the car to the right identifies it as a Renault.

Eerie Smokestacks

The twin smokestacks on the horizon look eerily like the World Trade Center.

Cool Buildings you can see here

include two that are gone: The slender tower just left of center belongs to the Senator William A. Clark House at the NE corner of Fifth Avenue and 77th Street. This Beaux-Arts extravaganza was designed for the Copper King of Montana by Lord, Hewlett & Hull, with a little help from the Parisian architect Henri Deglane; it was completed in 1907 and torn down for an apartment building in 1927. A bit further to the right at the SE corner of 76th Street is the bulbous dome of Temple Beth-El, a Moorish Revival synagogue designed by Arnold Brunner. Built in 1891, it was demolished in 1947, some years after the congregation had merged with the even more prestigious Temple Emanu-El, which built a new building at 65th Street.

 
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