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The Heart of New York: 1908
Manhattan circa 1908. "The Heart of New York." Landmarks in this panorama of four 8x10 glass plates include Broadway, ... taking in the scene from the cupola atop the domed New York World building. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:40pm -

The Heart of New York: 1908

New York, New York: 1941
... 1941. "Lower Manhattan seen from the S.S. Coamo leaving New York." View full size. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. Office of War ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 7:29pm -

New York, New York: 1941

Leave It to Beaver: 1958
... do they ever include my two favorite column headlines: New Petitions Against Tax Building Code Under Fire After watching nearly ... the 1958 World Series between the Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees. Milwaukee went on to win the game 13 to 5 but the Yankees won the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/15/2018 - 7:10pm -

Leave It to Beaver: 1958

New York City: 1901
New York City as seen from the Statue of Liberty circa 1901. Cyanotype by the ... on old large-format photographs being what they are... New York City in 1901 I love such sights. And Today? Oh, please, may ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 09/08/2011 - 10:04pm -

New York City: 1901

Lady in the Water: 1947
... of present-day Weeki Wachee Mermaids in Sunday's (1/6/08) New York Times. Some of today's mermaids look like they would float nicely, too. ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 08/19/2018 - 12:31pm -

Lady in the Water: 1947

Park Avenue: 1957
... by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size. Old New York Ahhh, good old 1957 New York. Still home to the Cramdens, the Mertzes, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 7:06pm -

Park Avenue: 1957

New York Nuns: 1938
New York, 1938. "Convent on East 63rd Street." The Dominican Convent of Our Lady of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/17/2019 - 1:32pm -

New York Nuns: 1938

New York to Paris: 1908
... Times Square driving the Thomas Flyer at the start of the New York to Paris automobile race 100 years ago today. Five months later the car ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:59pm -

New York to Paris: 1908

Whirly Show: 1921
New York, July 5, 1921. "Whirl Girls." Our second look at chorus girls for "The ... longing that is sharply fetching. Rich in Girls "New Summer Show at The Times Square Is Rich in Girls and Has Good Comedians." ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 6:28pm -

Whirly Show: 1921

New York, New York: 1901
Circa 1901. "Cluster of skyscrapers, New York, New York." Who'll be first to name the street? 8x10 inch glass negative, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 4:37pm -

New York, New York: 1901

New York, New York: 1931
December 15, 1931. "River House, 52nd Street and East River. Shoreline with clouds." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size. Tenants According to NYC-Architecture , "despite its vast size, River House contained on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 6:34pm -

New York, New York: 1931

Flushing New York (Colorized): 1943
Colorized version of this Shorpy photo . (Colorized Photos) ... 
 
Posted by Zesa - 02/19/2019 - 9:32am -

Flushing New York (Colorized): 1943

Southdale Center: 1956
... grounds. The Terrazzo Jungle Great piece in The New Yorker a few years back about Victor Gruen and his how his vision for ... earned McDonald's paycheck at a bank somewhere near the York steakhouse, which was the big hangout at the time. We sit in a booth in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/09/2019 - 3:36pm -

Southdale Center: 1956

Nautical New York: 1900
New York City circa 1900. "Shipping at East River docks." More maritime Manhattan. ... believe she is lying at 19th street or pier 11, east river New York. the lower image is of this ship at Port Pirie S. Australia circa ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:39pm -

Nautical New York: 1900

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... the Our Lady of Lourdes School at 468 West 143rd Street in New York circa 1914. 8x10 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

The Mailpipe: New York
... Museum Postal Museum history of pneumatic mail. New York Pneumatic Mail System A brief history of the pneumatic system in New ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 1:47pm -

The Mailpipe: New York

Merry Christmas: 1913
... in Madison Square. Happy holidays from Shorpy! New York, December 1913. "Christmas tree, Madison Square." 8x10 inch dry plate ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/25/2018 - 10:15am -

Merry Christmas: 1913

New York: 1933
1933. A view across New York's Central Park Lake framed by the Sherry-Netherland and Plaza hotels. 5x7 ... photographer Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size. New York Wow, this looks like a great place to live. Yes NYC is the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/13/2013 - 6:18pm -

New York: 1933

Ghost Ship: 1916
... During its eight months on the high seas -- after leaving New York Harbor with 2,000 tons of coal -- the converted 15,000-ton cruiser sank ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 7:09pm -

Ghost Ship: 1916

Next Stop, Willoughby: 1906
Plattsburgh, New York, circa 1906. "Brinkerhoff Street, west from Park." 8x10 inch dry plate ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/17/2019 - 11:17am -

Next Stop, Willoughby: 1906

Hamburgs 10 Cents: 1940
... I recall that in the area around Rochester, New York, in the mid-'50s, what most of the world calls the hamburger was known as ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/27/2019 - 7:29am -

Hamburgs 10 Cents: 1940

Forest Brook: 1956
... entered first grade about 20 miles west of Hauppauge. The New York City Board of Education had a much less relaxed dress code. Boys from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2013 - 7:14am -

Forest Brook: 1956

Senate Beer: 1942
... great too. [Capital Transit. - Dave] 14th and New York Avenue NW The church on the right is Faith Temple on New York Avenue. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/22/2014 - 9:56am -

Senate Beer: 1942

Lounge Act: 1948
New York circa 1948. "Jazz singer at the Onyx Club, 52nd Street." We trust that ... of Mystery In 1948, following a gig at the Onyx Club in New York, the Exotic Esteleta Morrow played Cuba's Night Club in Asbury Park, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/01/2019 - 1:06pm -

Lounge Act: 1948

Windows on the World: 1938
New York, 1938. "A scene on East 62nd Street." Where Camels agree! Photo by Sheldon ... Virginia Vivian Maier. She documented street life in New York in the 1950s. You can read the incredible story of her life and view ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/18/2019 - 9:56am -

Windows on the World: 1938

New York to Paris: 1908
... 1908. "Lelouvier and driver in Werner car, at start of New York to Paris automobile race." The course was from Times Square to the Eiffel ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 8:14pm -

New York to Paris: 1908

Margaret Street: 1906
Circa 1906. "Margaret Street -- Plattsburgh, New York." Once again, it's 8:17. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/17/2019 - 11:17am -

Margaret Street: 1906

Insurance Patrol: 1913
"Auto Insurance Patrol" circa 1913 in New York City. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain ... on the roads in the United States. Below: Fifth Avenue, New York, on Easter Sunday 1913. I don't think this picture ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 11:55am -

Insurance Patrol: 1913

Redwood Deadwood: 1891
... in 1891, to be exhibited in the Natural History Museum in New York." Albumen print by Charles Clifford Curtis. View full size. I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/05/2019 - 9:49am -

Redwood Deadwood: 1891

River Cruise: 1906
Circa 1906. "Steamer New York on the Hudson. Boat landing at Kingston Point." 8x10 inch glass ... on shore in their jackets, and the clear decks of the New York indicate this is off season. All summer long the crush of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 7:20pm -

River Cruise: 1906
 
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