Vintage Photograph Looking Down Broadway from Park Place Circa 1875

Broadway 1875
Broadway 1875
Photo: Thorne & Co.

This is a great vintage photograph captured by Thorne & Co. in 1875 looking South down Broadway from Park Place.

This great view of Broadway looking south from Park Place was taken in 1875 by Thorne & Co. publishers of New York City views. With evidence from the shadows and with virtually no street traffic and few pedestrians, this photo apparently was taken early on a Sunday morning.

On the right hand side of the photo we see a couple of five story commercial buildings populated with local businesses offering sales including a clothing store, a jeweler and a toy distributor. One sign on the side of the stairs offers soda for a nickel.

Here is how the same view looks today.

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