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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Bryant Park: 1948

Bryant Park: 1948

New York City circa 1948. "Bryant Park and New York Public Library from Sixth Avenue." With views of the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks waiting to be named. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
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Previously known as the Chase Tower, located at 10 East 40th Street. Designed by Ludlow & Peabody in the Renaissance Revival style. At 48 floors high, it was the fourth-tallest tower in the world when it was built in 1929.

American Radiator Building

Located at 40 West 40th Street, designed by John Howells and Raymond Hood, built in 1924 in the Gothic Art Deco style. The black brick symbolizes coal and the gold brick fire. Later renamed the American Standard Building, it became the Bryant Park Hotel in 2001.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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