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Windsplit: 1903

Windsplit: 1903

New York circa 1903. "The Flatiron Building." Yet another view of this early skyscraper, from what seems to be the favored vantage. This is the uncropped variant of a Detroit Publishing view seen here last year. View full size.

 

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Hay!

You probably don't see many haywagons traveling down those streets nowadays.

Vantage

Any idea where the photographer may have stood to take this?

"Rear End" View

Not quite as impressive from the rear, but still a beautiful building!

The Continental

About 10 years after this picture was taken, Thomas Riley Marshall, Woodrow Wilson's vice president, said something about the Country needing a good five-cent cigar. In this picture, the Hotel Bartoldi, just east of the Flatiron Building on 23rd Street, has a sign on its roof hawking the Continental Cigar for 10 cents. That had to be one good smoke.

Sighs --

Can I just "like" this?

2nd story

Is the guy standing outside washing the windows or painting a sign on the glass?

Flagless

I count 13 flagpoles and no flags. What gives?

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