The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper’s archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleamed from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world’s best newspapers.
Today’s shot features a March 21, 1955 capture of people boating on the Central Park.
March 21, 1955: It was official at 4:36 a.m. — spring had arrived. On the day before, people had taken to the rowboats of Central Park to bask in the 46.1-degree weather