Friday, August 12, 2016

Fifth Avenue – Vintage Photos of the Most Expensive and Best Shopping Street in the World Through the Years

Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare going through the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It stretches from West 143rd Street in Harlem to Washington Square North at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. It is considered among the most expensive and best shopping streets in the world.

And here is a collection of vintage pictures capturing everyday life of this street through the years.


Winter on Fifth Avenue, 1892

5th Avenue and 59th Street, New York City, 1897

5th Avenue, 1900

Fifth Avenue, 1900-01

The Flatiron Building at 175 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1903

 Fifth Avenue, 1905

 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, 1905

 Fifth Avenue after a snow storm in 1905

Fifth Avenue, New York, ca. 1900-06

Fifth Avenue in 1908

Omnibus on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, 1910

 The Vanderbilt Mansion and The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, 1910

Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street, 1912

Fifth Avenue looking north, 1913

Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, 1913

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, 1916

Fifth Avenue, 1918

5th Avenue and 57th Street, 1929

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 1946

 5th Avenue towards 42nd Street, 1949

Fifth Ave at St. Thomas, New York, 1954

5th Avenue and 60th Street, 1958

 Easter Parade at 5th Avenue and 50th Street, 1959

Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, 1960

 5th Avenue toward 42nd Street,1961

Snow on 5th Avenue, February 5, 1961

5th Avenue and 50th Street, 1965

Fifth Avenue in 1965

5th Avenue and 58th Street, 1970

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