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October 20, 2017

45 Color Snapshots That Document Everyday Life of New York City in the Late 1950s

These amazing snapshots from Dick Leonhardt that captured everyday life of New York City in 1958 and 1959.

West 59th St., Manhattan, July 1958

14th St., Manhattan, July 1958

225th Street station, IRT, looking north, New York City, July 1958

Cactus, 211 Fort Washington Ave., New York City, July 1958

Card game on lunch break., New York City, Jul 1958

Children sailing boats, West 59th St., Manhattan, July 1958

Construction project, Manhattan, New York, Jul 1958

Construction, Manhattan, July 1958

Emergency at Penn Station, New York, July 1958

Emergency at Penn Station, New York, July 1958

 George Washington Bridge, NYC, July 1958

Lower Manhattan, July 1958

New York City, Jul 1958

Park behind New York Public Library, July 1958

SS Nieuw Amsterdam leaving New York, July 1958

SS Nieuw Amsterdam leaving New York, July 1958

The Cloisters, New York City, July 1958

The Nazareth, New York City, July 1958

Welder, Penn Station, New York, July 1958

West 59th St., Manhattan, July 1958

West 59th St., Manhattan, July 1958

West 59th St., Manhattan, July 1958

179th St. and Nagle Ave., IRT Staton, from the underground entrance, April 1959

 225th St. Bridge looking east to west, NYC, April 1959

225th St. Station from bridge, New York, April 1959

 Central Park, New York City, April 1959

Downtown IRT train approaching 225th St. station, April 1959

Dyckman St. and Nagle Ave., IRT station, New York, April 1959

Empire State Building from the Hudson River, April 1959

Empire State Buliding, New York, April 1959

George Washington Bridge, New York, April 1959

 Riverside Drive, New York, April 1959

 Rockefeller Center, New York, April 1959

Spanish training ship at East River piers, Manhattan, April 1959

SS America at the Hudson River piers, New York, April 1959

SS Birgitte Torm, East River piers, Manhatten, April 1959

SS Constitution painting at Hudson River piers, New York, April 1959

 SS Gunvor Brovig at East River piers, Manhattan, April 1959

SS Mormacsaga, New York, June 1959

SS Queen Mary, New York, April 1959

Staten Island Ferry, New York Harbor, April 1959

Street light on 5th Avenue, New York City, April 1959

United Nations Building, NYC, April 1959

United States painting at Hudson River piers, New York, April 1959

West Side Highway from Riverside Drive, Manhatten, April 1959



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