Vintage Photograph of a Midtown German Specialty Food Store From 1895

This vintage photograph from 1895 shows Charles Westphalen and his family in front of their Midtown German specialty food store.

You won’t find a trace of Charles Westphalen’s store today, however. He was forced to move, along with other businesses occupying the block, in the early 1900s to make way for Penn Station.

Check out the original article on Ephemeral New York to read more about the vintage photo.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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