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You can take a selfie in front of vintage NYC photos at the Museum of The City of New York

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Howard Halle

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and experience the New York of 50, 75 or 100 years ago, revisiting places like Times Square, Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge as they once were? Well, you can. Sort of. As part of its “Lost in Old New York” exhibition of vintage NYC photos, the Museum of The City of New York has set up enlarged versions of some of the images from the show as selfie backdrops for visitors. Take a picture of yourself strolling past the window at Bergdorf Goodman around mid-century, or at Coney circa 1900. If you post the result on social media, you’ll have a chance to win a free membership to the museum. Check out some examples below. The past is beckoning, so go get lost in it.


I think this is what they call vintage shopping. #lostinoldny #vintage #bergdorfgoodman

A photo posted by Jennifer Bautista (@jenn.bautista) on


Shocked by the "gentlemen's show" in 1896 Coney Island. #LostinOldNY #hootchykootchy @museumofcityny

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