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January 1, 2015

Old Photographs of New Year's Eve Celebrations in Times Square

Before we welcome in 2015, take a look back at some of the best shots of New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York City.

Looking north from 43rd street, a huge crowd gathers around a Christmas tree to welcome in 1938.

Thousands of people fill Times Square to watch the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve in 1939.

Times Square is packed with an endless sea of excited revelers in 1940.

An estimated 750,000 celebrators turned out in Times Square on Jan. 1, 1945, which was all lit up with the help of Lady Liberty.

Times Square is all lit up as the annual New Year's Eve bash begins in 1948.

Times Square is filled with people waiting to usher in 1958.

Confetti fills the air as the crowd celebrates the new year at Times Square on Jan. 1, 1959.

Revelers at Grand Central Station celebrate on New Year's Eve 1963.

Pedestrians crowd Times Square to ring in 1964. This view is from the west corner of 44th and Broadway.

An energetic looking crowd welcomes in 1985 on New Year's Eve in Times Square.

(via NY Daily News)


  1. I bet there are 100's of photos from the same night that show them happy and confident. You've hand picked photos to suit your wild theroy.

  2. Does anyone else start feeling sick as the crowds increase ?

  3. Many, many more of Jackson's photos can be seen here:

  4. Wow, those photos are awesome. What a great site!




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