Vintage Photograph of Herald Square and the 6th Ave El Circa 1905

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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.

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