Vintage Photograph From 1905 Shows Herald Square and the 6th Ave El

Photo: Imgur

This 1905 shot of Herald Square is much different than what it looks like today. You can see square's namesake, the original New York Herald Building, the Elevated 6th Avenue IRT line, old horse carts and early automobiles, along with hundreds of classy, well dressed pedestrians.

You can even see down Broadway to the original New York Times Building on 42nd St, off in the distance. For reference, here is the Google Streetview from this angle today.

This photo is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. See this page for further explanation.

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