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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Gray Gotham: 1939

Gray Gotham: 1939

September 1939. "A grey day in New York City, looking northeast from University Place." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Drinking it in

So much of NYC in one photo. Pre-transmitter Empire State Building. The rooftop sign for S. Klein department store peeking through the middle aka S. Klein on the Square. The former Met Life hq up on 23rd & Madison and to the right the hq of Con Ed (clock)at 4 Irving Place.

S.KL

The rooftop "S.KL" peeking out "under" the Guardian Life building was the S. Klein department store. The sign (and store) were located on the east side of Union Square, at 14th Street.

Still There

The apartment buildings in the foreground are at 29-45 East 9th Street.

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