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Bryant Park: 1948

Bryant Park: 1948

New York City circa 1948. "Bryant Park and New York Public Library from Sixth Avenue." With views of the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks waiting to be named. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

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