Coney Island beach scenes (189...

Jun 20, 2017 by

Scene on the beach (1890s)   Bathing at Coney Island, New York (1900)   Coney Island in the early 1900s On the beach at...

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Long Island: Vacation paradise...

Jun 16, 2017 by

Want to see for yourself just how much things have changed — or not? Lucky modern-day citizens can view or download a free PDF...

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Summer swimming in New York (1...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Summer swimming in NYC Gotham’s youth are fortunate in the number of opportunities for swimming which the city’s...

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New York City: The summer reso...

Apr 23, 2017 by

New York City — The summer resort The gateway to all mountain, lake & coast resorts of the east New York City invites you...

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Roller coasters of the early 2...

Feb 13, 2017 by

Love old amusement parks? For a closer look at any of these 9 vintage roller coasters from the early 1900s — in New York, New...

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Secret passage: The Beatles in...

Jan 10, 2017 by

Secret passage Not since Normandy had an invasion been so skillfully staged. The jet from London touched down at Kennedy...

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NYC heat wave: Hot weather str...

Jun 11, 2016 by

Hot weather in NYC means cooling off in a fountain, taking the kids to park to cool down, and more adventures in the era before air conditioning.

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1,492 go down to their death i...

Mar 2, 2016 by

1,492 go down to their death in loss of “world’s greatest liner” Woman and children saved; men stay to die; pitiful...

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Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

Feb 21, 2016 by

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The...

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Beauties of nine towns (1895)

Feb 3, 2016 by

Beauties of seven towns Their individual charms are somewhat hard to define Characteristics of the girls in several great...

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Frantic crowds storm offices f...

Jan 26, 2016 by

Frantic crowds storm offices Police reserves had to be culled to several sections of the city tonight to control crowds gathered...

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American Express: Anything is ...

Jan 9, 2016 by

AmEx and the essence of the era This series of American Express ads that ran in the second half of 1979 did a great job capturing the...

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Women taking to cigarettes (18...

Jan 2, 2016 by

Women taking to cigarettes Dealers and jewelers agree that the habit is spreading in New York There is no use in making any bones...

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The mysterious & mischiev...

Nov 1, 2015 by

The mysterious — and mischievous — magician Houdini by Harriette Underhill All men are fascinating until you understand...

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Vintage Ghostbusters: Brooklyn...

Oct 30, 2015 by

The ghosts within a radius of a hundred miles of New York might as well quit, and haunted houses still the restless spirits that moan at midnight.

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West side apartments in NYC (1...

Sep 26, 2015 by

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest...

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Statue of Liberty construction...

Aug 23, 2015 by

Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty’s construction Lady Liberty’s face is seen here on Liberty Island,...

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Victory – and peace R...

Aug 14, 2015 by

While the official surrender of Japan took place on September 2nd with the signing of the surrender document, following the atomic...

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Rube Goldberg in his own words...

Jun 30, 2015 by

“I was as nervous as a poker player down to his last pants’ button, and every one of the hard-boiled old-timers in the art department knew it. “

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Homosexuals march for equal ri...

Jun 26, 2015 by

Homosexuals march for equal rights Thousands of homosexuals and their supporters took to the streets in more than a half dozen cities...

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Mme Demorest’s Emporium ...

Jun 24, 2015 by

Mme Demorest’s Emporium of Fashions – 473 Broadway, New York We think our lady readers will be both interested and...

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Macy’s in NYC (1883)

Jun 9, 2015 by

R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The...

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Victory in Europe Day (1945)

May 8, 2015 by

After six years of total warfare across Europe which saw cities and entire countries devastated, along with millions of soldiers and...

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The giant Brontosaurus in Cent...

Apr 7, 2015 by

The giant Brontosaurus in Central Park A mammoth native of Wyoming of some odd million years ago, 67 feet long with a stomach cavity...

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NYC during the Great Blizzard ...

Jan 25, 2015 by

  The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe...

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Annie takes Broadway (1977)

Dec 30, 2014 by

What have the protagonists of a half-century-old comic strip – Little Orphan Annie – got to do with Broadway?

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Woodstock through the eyes of ...

Aug 16, 2014 by

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

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The Amazin’ Mets pull of...

Jun 19, 2014 by

Ron Swoboda’s eighth-inning double capped a typical comeback rally that started with a smudge of shoe polish Thursday and the New York Mets, baseball’s 100-to-1 shot.

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Snow White dazzles the critics...

May 29, 2014 by

NYC, 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length film, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’

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Announcement of the Empire Sta...

May 10, 2014 by

The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.

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The shocking murder of Beatle ...

May 7, 2014 by

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

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Fleetwood Mac: The best band y...

Apr 30, 2014 by

Unless you’re really following the music scene chances are good you haven’t heard of — or heard, for that matter — the Fleetwood Mac.

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Charles Lindbergh’s life...

Apr 24, 2014 by

How Charles Lindbergh rose from working on a farm to become a worldwide hero for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

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The New York World’s Fai...

Apr 23, 2014 by

What you will see at world’s biggest show New York’s billion dollar dream fair When the first visitors enter a onetime Long Island...

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Joe DiMaggio’s baseball ...

Apr 23, 2014 by

Called “the most extraordinary thing that ever happened in American sports,” the streak began on May 15, 1941 when DiMaggio went 1-4 against Chicago White Sox hurler Eddie Smith.

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Dustin Hoffman plays himself i...

Apr 12, 2014 by

Hoffman has the strange ability to be himself on stage. Or at least if that is not himself he is playing, or at least some aspect of himself, he must be so unnaturally talented that he is practically monstrous.

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Cross the country with these v...

Feb 21, 2014 by

Take a look at a more than 20 vintage road maps below, apparently preserved for years in car gloveboxes across the nation!

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Woman goes over Niagara Falls ...

Jan 28, 2014 by

Mrs Annie Edson Taylor, 50 years old, went over Niagara Falls on the Canadian side this afternoon and survived, a feat never before accomplished and indeed never attempted.

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Upstate New York & the Ni...

Jan 26, 2014 by

The New York State Thruway flows through the heart of the Niagara Mohawk System, which extends from the Niagara Frontier across the state to the Hudson River.

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