See some old New York City views from back in 1917

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Get a load of that view! Here are some images showing parts of New York City’s skyline as it appeared back in 1917.

New York City's skyline


Union Square in 1917

Union Square in 1917
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The views south and west from the Equitable Building

The views south and west from the Equitable Building


Brooklyn Plaza of the Manhattan Bridge

by Harry M. Pettit, 1917


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The East River from the Brooklyn end of the Manhattan Bridge, looking across the Brooklyn Navy Yard towards the Battery. A spot vital to New York’s shipping and naval life. (New-York Tribune, April 29, 1917)

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