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Every Building on Every Block: A Time Capsule of 1930s New York

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by RNCollins, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:50 PM.

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    Every Building on Every Block: A Time Capsule of 1930’s New York
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/28/nyregion/nyc-property-tax-photos.html

    By James Barron / Interactive / The New York Times / nytimes.com / Dec 28, 2018

    “In the late 1930s and early 1940s, New York City sent photographers to every building in every borough in an attempt to make property tax assessments fairer and more accurate.

    The result was more than 700,000 black-and-white snapshots of everything from fashionable apartment buildings in Manhattan to [an] out-of-the-way diner on Staten Island.

    The city recently had the images digitized....”

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    Macy’s Herald Square, 1313 Broadway, NYC, circa 1940

    Photo source: NYC Municipal Archives Collections
    http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet
     

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    To the OP, thanks for sharing those photos of New York City, yesterday’s and the changing city landscape of today.:thumbup:
     

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