25 amazing vintage photos of NYC

Check out some of the NYPL's coolest vintage photos of New York City. Your kiddos will be amazed!
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Ever wanted your kids to get a glimpse of vintage New York? Maybe even see some of our favorite family attractions in their early years? Lucky for you, The New York Public Library has thousands of vintage pictures and drawings of New York online (and just released many more earlier this month). Check out more for yourself here (digitalcollections.nypl.org), and view some of our favorites below.

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"Aerial View Of Elevated Railroad And Station, New York City, Ca. 1903"
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"Shoppers, New York City, Ca. 1903"
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"42d Street between 5th & 6th Avenue, 1901"
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"Manhattan Bridge, New York City"
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"The New East River Bridge"
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"St. Patrick'S Cathedral, New York"
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"Harlem Ice & Coal Corporation"
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"The Bowery As A Watering-Place, 1919"
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"Brooklyn And Queens Fire Headquarters, 367-9 Jay St, 1905"
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"Bellevue Hopital"
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"Waldorf-Astoria Hotel"
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"Houses Of Mrs. W.H. Vanderbilt And Mrs. E.F. Shepard, Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 1886"
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"A modern way of seeing the metropolis, 1903"
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"Riverside Park and Drive, 1905"
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"Floral Steps, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1904"
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"One of the big machine ovens: it bakes two hundred and eighty loaves every half-hour, 1903"
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"Girl's May-Pole, Seward Park., 1890"
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"The destination of the parcel in the above photograph-- where the packages are received at the General Post Office, 1905"
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"United States Post Office, New York, 1913"
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"Elephant in Central Park"
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"Stock Exchange and Broad St."
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"Union Square, 1891"
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"In the new playground, 1901"
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"Lawn-Tennis And Volley-Ball Games As Played By Girls In The William H. Seward Park, 1905"
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"Playground, NYC Lower East Side, Before WWI"
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