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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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The Blizzard of '08

The Blizzard of '08

January 1908. "Snow storm, 14th Street, New York City." View full size. Glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Lots of interesting signs in this one.

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Is this where Zeckendorf towers are now?

Jan. 23-24, 1908

This appears to be snow that fell around the 23rd and 24th of January, 1908.

There's another photo here

And here's an account of some of the mayhem caused by the snow.

Academy of Music

The Academy of Music is seen in the background at the northeast corner of East 14th and Irving Place. Demolished in 1926, it was rebuilt just across 14th Street.


One of the signs in the back reads "Misfit". Was that a bar or some other business?

105 E. 14th St. - Winterroth Piano

Winterroth & Co., 105 E. 14th St., New York; Est. 1885

More on Mr. Winterroth here and here.

So this would be looking east on the north side of 14th Street, on the east side of Union Square.

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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