Vintage Photograph From 1870 Shows The Mall in Central Park Lined With Tiny American Elm Trees

Central Park Mall, New York, New York ca. 1870
Central Park Mall, New York, New York ca. 1870
Photo: SNCA

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:

Steps | To the Central Park Mall.
Steps | To the Central Park Mall.
Photo: Eddie C3

Check out the accompanying article for more comparisons and photos.

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The Mall in Central Park

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