Vintage New York

A look into the past of New York.


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  1. Canal Street subway station
Photo by Stanley Kubrick
1946

    Canal Street subway station

    Photo by Stanley Kubrick

    1946

     
     
  2. Grand Central
1947

    Grand Central

    1947

     
     
  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. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge

     
     
  6. 1940s subway platform taken by Stanley Kubrick

    1940s subway platform taken by Stanley Kubrick

     
     
  7. Penn Station
1910s

    Penn Station

    1910s

     
     
  8. Street railroad construction in New York City
1891

    Street railroad construction in New York City

    1891

    (Source: digitalgallery.nypl.org)

     
     
  9. Train to South Ferry

    Train to South Ferry

     
     
  10. Cowboys of the New York Central follow along the train routes to keep the trains protected

    Cowboys of the New York Central follow along the train routes to keep the trains protected

     
     
  11. 1969

    1969

     
     
  12. New York City subway station
1953

    New York City subway station

    1953

     
     
  13. A peak below 1920s Grand Central Station

    A peak below 1920s Grand Central Station

     
     
  14. Brooklyn Survey Map of Coney Island
1888

    Brooklyn Survey Map of Coney Island

    1888

     
     
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