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September 1942. "New York. Looking downtown from the Third Avenue elevated railway in the 'Fifties'."

September "New York. Looking downtown from the Third Avenue elevated railway in the 'Fifties'." A platform on the long-vanished El. Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. Vintage b&w NYC photo.

1946 37th Street..   A returning WWII veteran captured an extraordinary photographic record of postwar NYC

A returning WWII veteran captured an extraordinary photographic record of postwar NYC

1946 37th Street.. A returning WWII veteran captured an extraordinary photographic record of postwar NYC

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In 1917 the U. Navy operated a full-size battleship in the heart of New York City.

37th Street & 8th Avenue New York City 1948.

Cars, Trucks, Pedestrians and Garment District workers on Eighth Avenue. Photo from The New York Times Photo Archives.

The photographer Peter Baab captured what he called the "march of improvement." New row houses and mansions began to overrun the old factories, squatter homes, and farmhouses that once dominated the Upper East Side.

Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Park Avenue and street. The photographer, Peter Baab, captured what he called "the march of improvement." New row houses and mansions began to overrun the old factories, squatter homes, and farmhouses that once dominated the Upper East Side.

US, New York (NY), Rockefeller Center. Architect Raymond Hood, 1940.

RCA Building, Rockefeller Center, general view from old Union Club. New York City, 1933 September 1

One of the oldest photos of New york City and was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

One of the oldest photos of New York Ciy. It was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

Brennan Farm House - 84th & Broadway - 1909

Broadway and W Street farmhouse occupied by Edgar Allen Poe and his wife, Virginia in the This is the farmhouse in

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