Lost in time – Old Pictures of New York

When you hear the words “old New York,” you might picture a black and white photograph. But what is considered “old” depends on your age. To many people under 40, the 1950s are ancient. To modern eyes, the 1950s was a black and white world because most movies were still not made in color and television sets were black and white. So when you see old Kodak Kodachrome moments, the pre-1960 vibrant colors still deliver a wow effect.

The world famous Radio City Music Hall

At Foley Square where the buildings house the local, state and federal government agencies.

Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village marks the beginning of Fifth Avenue. Looking north towards the Washington Arch and Fifth Avenue we see vehicular traffic permitted to pass through the park.

Our final view is taken from 51st Street looking south down Park Avenue. In the foreground notice the two color traffic signal similar to the one in the view of Washington Square.

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