Happy New Year!

In celebration of nascent 2013, below are some photographs of Times Square (or Longacre Square as it was known before 1904), from New York Public Library and the New York Historical Society, two organizations with some lovely photographic collections. Note that in these early images one can actually see the Times building!

[Note that these are links due to copyright restrictions.]

New York Public Library:

Manhattan: Broadway - 43rd Str... Digital ID: 723527f. New York Public Library

The Times building, Broadway a... Digital ID: 810013. New York Public Library

Times Square, New York Digital ID: 836169. New York Public Library

Newspapers - The New York Time... Digital ID: 732258f. New York Public Library

Celebrations - Parades - Munic... Digital ID: 731124f. New York Public Library

Manhattan: Broadway - 44th Str... Digital ID: 723529f. New York Public Library

From the New York Historical Society:

Longacre Square (Times Square), Broadway and Seventh Avenue, looking south from 47th Street, New York City, 1923.

Night view, Broadway, Times Square, probably February, 1926.

High angle view of Times Square, Seventh Avenue, New York City, 1916. Copy photograph.

Other amazing digital collections can be found at the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

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One Comment on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Syed S. Ahmed January 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Great pictures.


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