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Hotel Imperial: 1909

Hotel Imperial: 1909

New York circa 1909. "Hotel Imperial, Broadway and West 32nd Street." With the Union Dime Savings Bank at right and the new Metropolitan Life tower in the background. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

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No Time At All

Look closely and you'll notice that the Met Life Tower isn't quite completed, and the clock isn't finished yet. No problem, it's 2:50 p.m.

Underground

What's going on in the lower left hand corner? Wondering if that's really a gaping hole in the road or if it just looks like it due to the proto-Photoshopping techniques on the street?

[It looks like a construction shed or excavation that's been painted over on the negative. - Dave]

And Here's the Finished Product!

In living color.

Skills

Either that's a taxi lineup or people were great at parallel parking.

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