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100-year-old panorama photos of a very different NYC

March 18, 2016 - Uncategorized




New York City skyline. In 1900, 3.4 million people lived in the five boroughs of New York City. Today the figure is more than 8.4 million.

Image: Library of Congress

These 12 widescreen images of New York City date back to the end of the 19th century. Sourced from the Library of Congress’ collection of panoramic photographs, they were curated into the free pop-up exhibition Retronaut’s New York, currently at Premier Exhibitions, 5th Avenue and 37th Street, in New York City.

The exhibit introduction sets out:

The exhibition, presented by Mashable and officially opened by Josh Sapan, CEO and chair of AMC Networks and author of The Big Picturealso features a specially commissioned floor-to-ceiling “timescape” of Time Square created by Dynamichrome’s Jordan Lloyd. Lloyd has woven together 20 photographs from Times Square’s hundred-year history into a single seamless image. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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