Vintage Colorized Photograph Shows East 14th Street Storefronts in 1921

Chop Suey and HMV Records, 107 East 14th Street, New York City, 1921 - Colorized
Chop Suey and HMV Records, 107 East 14th Street, New York City, 1921 - Colorized
Photo: r/nyc

This vintage photograph from 1921 shows a street scene from East 14th street near Irving Place, looking towards the north side of the street. There is a crowd formed outside of the music shop waiting in anticipation for the release of the Victrola Record player. "New features included an improved crank handle, along with a revolutionary anti-skip mechanism." Unfortunately, this entire block was demolished, eventually replaced with the current Zeckendorf Towers. Here is a Google StreetView of how the view from the same approximate angle looks today:

Check out the specimen page on the Library of Congress for more info on the original black and white photograph, or Zoe Martin Images for more on the colorization artist.

via r/nyc

E 14th St & Irving Pl

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