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Iditarod East: 1900

Iditarod East: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Snow in Central Park." Mush, Rover! Mush! 8x10 inch glass plate by "Byron" for the Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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This photo reminds me of the winters from my childhood. Truly one of the most touching photos from the Detroit Publishing Company.

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Central Park was designed with sunken carriageways so that the buildings of the city weren't visible to visitors in search of a bucolic escape from city life. The appearance of skyscrapers changed that of course, but in 1900 much of the horizon must have still been uninterrupted by manmade structures.

Cedar Hil?

I ran in the park this morning, which has a nice coat of snow, so it was funny coming to Shorpy and seeing this shot of basically the same spot I ran (if I identified it correctly), 115 years ago.

This seems like the East Side path around 79th Street below Cedar Hill, but the lack of landmarks like a bridge give me pause.

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