Our friends at Stuff Nobody Cares About recently dug up this amazing vintage photograph from around 1870 that shows the very beginnings of The Mall in Central Park. The newly-planted American Elm trees that famously line the mall are only about 20-feet tall, and the mall is completely exposed to the sun. Fast-forward nearly 150 years and contrast that with what The Mall looks like today:
Check out the accompanying article for more comparisons and photos.
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