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.
Did you come and get #LostinOldNY this weekend? Our Director of Exhibitions Installation traveled back to the original Penn Station to admire the Beaux-Arts architecture. Our first floor is now filled with scenes of New York City as it was way back when, and you can put yourself into them! Why not visit the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge? Or the 1939 World's Fair? Thanks to the magic of #LostinOldNY you can! Plus if you post your image using #LostinOldNY you’ll be entered into a monthly drawing for a free museum membership!