MAY CONTAIN NUTS
SHORPY
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Fifth Avenue: 1913

Fifth Avenue: 1913

Fifth Avenue at 51st Street in New York circa 1913. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Fifth & 51st

If that motor bus is indeed heading to 22nd street it's on the wrong side of the avenue. Downtown (south) traffic would be on the other side.
Mr Mel

[You might want to rethink that. West is to the left, and south (and 22nd Street) is toward the camera. - Dave]

Then and Now

I wish we could see them altogether side by side for comparison.

Fifth and 51st Then and Now

I really enjoy looking at the street views from then, and then today. Google's Street View of the same intersection today.

[The Satellite View is also interesting. Stitched together from two shots of wildly differing perspective. - Dave]

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2019 Shorpy Inc.