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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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Seventh Avenue: 1936

Seventh Avenue: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Street scene at 38th Street and Seventh Avenue." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee -- Resettlement Administration.

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498 Seventh Avenue

Me too. I worked there during the fifties after school and during the summer. Kirt Shadoff was my uncle and Henry's brother-in-law. Tell me more.

-- Arnold

My Uncle also...

I worked for him and also lived with him at 80 Park Avenue and 50 Sutton Place and married one of his models.

Uncle Henry

My uncle Henry Rosenfeld had a dress manufacturing company at 498 Seventh Avenue, between 36th and 37th streets (just a block away from this photo). I worked summers there in the mid 1950s while in high school.

Nothing to Fear

Frank E. Roosevelt says things are gonna get better.

-- Addie Pray, "Paper Moon"

The guy in the middle

reminds me of Al Pacino. He's all attitude.

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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