These beautiful and educational late 19th and early 20th century photos of New York city were released recently by the NYC municipal archives, along with an astounding 800,000 others. These, however, represent the most beautiful, enriching and interesting photos of the entire number, showing New York at its best – old school.
Sunlight floods in through windows in the main room of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Taken ca. 1935-1941.
Aerial view of New York City, looking north, on December 16, 1951.
28th Street Looking east from Second Avenue, on April 4, 1931.
Meeker Avenue Bridge under construction, looking south, showing Brooklyn, on June 29, 1939.
Shadows are cast beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from a stable roof, on May 6, 1918.
A worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, on November 19, 1928.
Markus Mercury Wheel Club, Flushing Race Track, bicyclists ready to race in June of 1894.
Original City Hall subway station, IRT Lexington Avenue Line, in 1904.
Coney Island looking east from Steeplechase Pier showing Sunday bathers, crowd on beach, on July 30, 1922.
A two-horse team street cleaner, with sprayer, squeegee, and roller at rear.