Bernice Abbot took a bunch of pictures of Manhattan in the 1930s. These images are contemporarily reproduced. I’m so suprised at how much remains-- and how they can shoehorn so much more stuff into such a small space.
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Very cool pictures!
Thanks for fixing that.
I wonder what happened.
There was an extra quotation mark at the end of the first link.
Anyway, that’s a neat set of photos. It’s amazing how little the look of the city has changed in 60-some-odd years. Of course, I’m sure there are some areas that have changed more than others. What was Harlem like in the 30s?
One of the more remarkable ones is the bakery. Not only is it still a bakery after 61 years, it still has the same name (and probably still owned by the same family).
The aerial photos of Seventh also look remarkably alike; I’d be hard pressed to ID which is which if they were unlabeled.