new york then and now.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
i picked up this coffee table book the other day and it sparked my interest to other then and now photos of the city. i always gain a new perspective when the seasons change but this takes it to another level. above, bethesda fountain in 1905. look at the women's dresses! cool fact? in 1929 central park housed an upscale dinner and dance club, named the central park casino, in which new yorkers could purchase bootleg liquor during prohibition.
union square filled with men in top hats and horse and carriage.
the flatiron building and an unpaved 5th ave and broadway. i have to wonder, at what point did we actually decide to name it 5th ave instead of ye olden dirt path?
the new york stock exchange in 1921.
current photos of nyc by evan joseph. historical photos from the library of congress.