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  1. #1
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    Default Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    It's neat to see how places look way back when.

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/141571/

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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    That picture of 6th & 40th is blowing my mind.

    followed the links to the source:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/misc/luna.shtml

    but it's down ATM - too much demand.

    Bookmarked for later. Thanks, Hoover.
    Francois


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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    Frenchie:

    How's it blowing your mind? I remember 1940 well, my dad was having a new home built and every evening we would drive out so I could see it go up, probably the start of condemning me to this industry.
    “‎A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.” ― John Stuart Mill

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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    I'd have to find a picture of what it looks now.

    The picture of Delancey looks - well, it's recognizable, anyways.

    But that picture of 6th & 40th? Wow, what a difference.
    Francois


    Truth is just one man's explanation for what he thinks he understands. (Walter Mosley)

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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    Nice find, Hoover. Very cool.

    Frenchie, what blows my mind about that shot (and granted, I've never lived in NYC and have only visited a few times) is that there's no one on the street or on the sidewalk.

    I like the bridge shots and Grand Central.
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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    Hey Frenchie, I'll betcha that steel faced curb is still there!

    NYC curbs can withstand anything.
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    Default Re: Some nice pictures of NYC 100 years ago.

    Glad you guys enjoyed it. It's neat to check out the days before plasma's, computers, etc. One the best things I would love to see if it were possible, would be to bring people from the past into the future and just observe. The looks on their faces would be priceless.

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