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Lower East Side; vintage everyday: Beautiful Color Photographs of Streets of NYC from the 1940s and 1960s

Lower East Side, corner of Broome Street and Baruch Place, Saturday afternoon.

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vintage everyday: Beautiful Color Photographs of Streets of NYC from the and doorway lower east side

William C. Shrout: Street Scene in New York City, May 1945 ``. Vintage b&w photo

Typical street scene was inspiration behind “East Side, West Side.” New York, By William Shrout My Grandfather

This photo is labelled Bowery and 1st Street, and the time is likely the mid-1940s. In that era the Third Avenue El ran up The Bowery, but for the most part, it left the sidewalks in full sun. 295 Bowery, McGurk’s Suicide Hall, is just out of the picture on the right. This entire block is now dominated by the gleaming Avalon Bowery Place.

Southeast corner of St. and Bowery 1942 by Charles Cushman

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