Vintage: historic B&W Streets of New York City (1940s)

Vintage: historic B&W Streets of New York City (1940s)


Collection of historic black and white photos of City Life and Streets of New York City (1940s).

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New York in the 1940s. Smokey, smoggy, atmospheric view of 42nd Street and art deco towers from the Hudson River.

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West Side Highway with cobblestone pavement, lots of 1940s cars and the scuttled Normandy. 1942. New York

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1930s car heaven looking down from the elevated railroad at King’s Highway and East 16th Street. Brooklyn, New York. 1944

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No Cross Bronx Expressway, no Bruckner Expressway. Hunt’s point in foreground and Bruckner Boulevard over a railroad bridge to a forest of apartments on Westchester Ave. Clason Point at distant right. 1940s and older cars roll along. Bronx, New York.1945

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West Farms Road near Jennings Street to the Bronx River. Bronx, New York. 1948

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Times Square. 1947. New York

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Times Square. 1948. New York

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Times Square. New York. 1946

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Seaboard Terminal building and lots of 1940s cars on their way to Manhattan. Jersey City, New Jersey. 1949

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Hanging out in the neighborhood, 1946 style. Johnston Avenue looking east toward the Central Railroad of New Jersey train yards in the distance.

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Street Life on Ogden Ave near 170th st. A mom walks her son home from school, Diamond’s Deli, Dog and Cat Hospital, 1940s cars and an aging 1920s Woody Wagon. Lots of 1940s neon signs. Bronx, New York, 1949


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