[Pics] Amazing Never-Seen-Before Photos Of New York City
NYC’s Department of Records announced today the debut of an online photo database, containing 870,000 vintage images of New York City from the 19th and 20th centuries – free for all of us to look and enjoy (and buy prints!). It took 4 years for them to make it happen – from choosing the images, develop, scan, upload and add description and keywords. Amazing work.
This collection is pure gold. I cant stop looking through the pictures they have there. Here are few examples, so sit back and enjoy:
June 5, 1908: Phase one of the construction of The Manhattan Bridge.
October 7, 1914: Painters in the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge.
July 29, 1908: Workers dig in Delancy Street on the Lower East Side.
December 22, 1936: a man stops to see the view from the George Washington Bridge.
November 24, 1915: elevator operator Robert Green and building engineer Jacob Jagendorf found dead in an elevator shaft after a failed robbery attempt.
October 2, 1930: Workers lay bricks to make a new road on 28th street.
May 18, 1940: Man reads a newspaper on the corner of 40th street and Sixth Avenue. Top story: “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.”
September 30, 1936: Baseball legend Babe Ruth signing excited fans on their game program during game One of the 1936 World Series at the Polo Grounds.
1937: Grand Central Station as seen from the famous “Campbell apartment” bar.
Undated: The Third Avenue elevated train right next to City Hall.
1940: New Yorkers swim in the Astoria public pool with the Hell Gate railroad bridge in the back.
Via The Daily Mail.
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