Vintage New York

A look into the past of New York.


Most images are gathered from the Library of Congress, NYPL, The U.S. National Archives, MCNY, and similar places or from personal collections sent over and have no known copyright restrictions.

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  1. Manhattan Bridge
1915

    Manhattan Bridge

    1915

     
     
  2. Canal Street subway station
Photo by Stanley Kubrick
1946

    Canal Street subway station

    Photo by Stanley Kubrick

    1946

     
     
  3. Proposed New York City subway plan
1911

    Proposed New York City subway plan

    1911

     
     
  4. New York City subway construction workers
ca 1901

    New York City subway construction workers

    ca 1901

     
     
  5. 1940s subway platform taken by Stanley Kubrick

    1940s subway platform taken by Stanley Kubrick

     
     
  6. Train to South Ferry

    Train to South Ferry

     
     
  7. Subway riders warming themselves in the El station at 72nd Street & Columbus Avenue
Photo by Berenice Abbott
February 6,1936

    Subway riders warming themselves in the El station at 72nd Street & Columbus Avenue

    Photo by Berenice Abbott

    February 6,1936

     
     
  8. 1969

    1969

     
     
  9. New York City subway station
1953

    New York City subway station

    1953

     
     
  10. Third Avenue El at Houston Street
1949

    Third Avenue El at Houston Street

    1949

    (Source: collections.mcny.org)

     
     
  11. Subway train

    Subway train

     
     
  12. A peak below 1920s Grand Central Station

    A peak below 1920s Grand Central Station

     
     
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  14. NYC subway system map
1966

    NYC subway system map

    1966

     
     
  15. Foldout map by the Irving Trust Bank
July, 1968

    Foldout map by the Irving Trust Bank

    July, 1968