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Leviathan of the western hemisphere, New York City is constantly knocking itself over and rebuilding itself with even taller buildings, sometimes we forget how old the place really happens to be. The video at the below shows long lost footage of familiar places from the turn of the last century.

 999chase the nurseryWilliam Merrit Chase (1849-1916), The Nursery, Crystal Bridge Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas

1001Childe Hassam Washington ArchSpringChilde Hassam (1859-1935), Washington Arch in Spring, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1200Hassam met1Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Spring Morning, Madison Square, 1890, Metropolitan Museum of Art


1200hassam met2Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Winter in Union Square, 1889-1890, Metropolitan Museum of Art

780hassam alliesChilde Hassam (1859-1935), Avenue of the Allies, Great Britain, 1918, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000HassamChilde Hassam (1859-1935), Fifth Avenue, 1918, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1007glackensDSC 0270William Glackens (1870-1934), East River Park, Brooklyn Museum, New York

1200glackenswashsq metWilliam Glackens (1870-1938), The Green Car, 1910, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1200glackenswinterCP metWilliam Glackens (1870-1938), Central Park Winter, Circa 1905, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1002bellowsDSC 0160George Bellows (1882-1925), Blue Morning, 1909, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1003bellows hudsonriver telfairGeorge Bellows (1882-1925), Snow Capped River, 1911, Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia

1005bellowsDSC 0271George Bellows (1882-1925), A Morning Snow, Hudson River, Brooklyn Museum, NY

1008DSC 0158John Sloan (1871-1951), The City from Greenwich Village, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1009Thain HowardGCTHoward Thain (1891-1951), Grand Central Terminal, New-York Historical Society, NY

1010Thain HowardTSquHoward Thain (1891-1951), Times Square, New-York Historical Society, NY

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