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January 2, 2021

Aerial Looking Southward at Manhattan Island, 1931

This incredible vintage aerial photograph show Manhattan from above in 1931.


The view is looking south from somewhere high above South Bronx, and and clearly shows Harlem, Central Park, the Upper East and Upper West Sides, Midtown and the Empire State Building, and lower Manhattan.

Roosevelt Island (then called Welfare Island) is clearly visible in the East River, as is Governors Island, Ellis Island and Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty standing tall.





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