Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New York (Times Square) in 1914


Street view of New York (Times Square), 1914. Scroll!

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18 comments:

  1. Whoa! How cool! How was that done with such sharp focus? They didn't have "photo stitching" then did they?

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  2. Good question. I removed the top half of the picture in order to focus on the street scene. If you take a look at Shorpy.com, and press 'View full size', you'll see they were able to make very detailed pics a century ago!

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  3. Nice To See A Photo Where The Subjects were not aware or conscious of the camera.

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  4. What a wonderful cropping. I often blow up the large format photos so I can see the detail, but the scrolling action produced by your editing gives a wonderful new perspective for the street scene. Thanks!

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  5. Somehow the scrolling makes us appreciate the details more. How lovely to have a ‘Ladies Parlor' in that cafe!

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  6. There is an amazing amount of detail and action in that photo. It almost feels like a movie when I scroll.

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  7. A tremendous picture with so much detail.

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  8. Great picture. Did it come from Shorpy? there are some amazing restored photos there.

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  9. Nice to see the horse carts - I think they must be delivery carts - underneath the Packard Motor Cars sign. Funnily enough, I have a photo of Times Square this week too. Well, not surprising if the theme is New York, I suppose.

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  10. This is a wonderful photo....where did you find it...so full of detail and things to recall history of that era.

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  11. I didn’t write down the site when I downloaded this picture somewhere the previous year, and I couldn’t find back the source when I created the post a week ago. Not that strange since I now found out that when this picture was taken, this location was named Longacre Square.

    On April 8, 1904 it was renamed Times Square (after the recently completed Times building) by Mayor George McClellan, Jr. at the urging of the owner of the New York Times.

    Now a short search reveals that Shorpy is indeed the source. The original photo is an 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative from the Detroit Publishing Company.

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  12. very interesting shot. Love your blog

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  13. Great way to display a wide photo. What is the blogger gadget? One can almost hear and smell this photo too!

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  14. looks like a great setting for a story.

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  15. I saw the scroll box used somehere in Wikipedia, and then googled it to find out how to use it myself. You also have to know how to avoid blogger cropping the pictures.

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  16. Well I feel a lot safer this time taking a look than when I was actually there being given the evil eye by a 6 foot hooker dressed in gold lame and leopard print. I think "she" thought I was taking her corner.

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