Get a load of that view! Here are some images showing parts of New York City’s skyline as it appeared back in 1917.
Union Square in 1917
The views south and west from the Equitable Building
Brooklyn Plaza of the Manhattan Bridge
by Harry M. Pettit, 1917
The most heavily-guarded district in the City
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)