April 9, 2018

39 Fascinating Color Snapshots That Capture Street Scenes of New York From the 1940s

That's what New York looked like in the 1940s.

New York, 1941

5th Avenue and W. 42nd Street, November 1941

59th Street Bridge from Canadian Club roof, NYC, November 1941

Looking down from the Empire State Building towards Bryant Park, 1941

Looking northwards toward Central Park from the Empire State Building, that is the Hudson River on the left, with the George Washington Bridge in the distance, 1941

Looking west on East 50th Street, NYC, November 1941

New York, 1941

 Park Avenue from Canadian Club roof, NYC, November 1941

Pigeons at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC, November 1941

Skating Rink in Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, November 1941

The Chrysler Building is prominent along with the Queensboro Bridge

 Times Square, 1943

47th & Broadway, 1944

Broadway & 47th Street, 1944

Times Square, 1944

Times Square, 1944

Times Square, 1946

Times Square, September 1946

Third Avenue railway system, Park Row, Manhattan, City Hall at right, circa 1947

View east on E. 42nd St., NYC, March 1947

 Broadway toward 45th Street, 1948

New York City, 1948

New York Public Library, 1948

New York skyline, 1948

Syracuse, New York, circa 1948

 Times Square, 1948

 Times Square, 1948

Park Ave. and the New York Central (now Helmsley) Building, August 1949

 5th Avenue Towards 42nd Street, Manhattan, on the steps of the New York Public Library, 1949

Chelsea, NYC & Empire State from RMS Mauretania, August 1949

Grand Central Station, August 1949

NYC, from RMS Mauretania, August 1949

 Orchard Street and Rivington Street, 1949

Park Ave and E. 45th St. at Grand Central Terminal, August 1949

 Park Row, circa 1949

 RMS Mauretania & Queen Mary, Pier 90, NYC & Hudson River, 1949

 RMS Queen Elizabeth, NYC, March 1949

 RMS Queen Mary & RMS Mauretania & NYC from NJ bank, August 1949

Rockaway Beach, New York, circa 1949





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