Recently dug up by our friends at Stuff Nobody Cares About, this great vintage photograph from 1896 shows the view from the corner of 28th Street and Broadway in the Flatiron District, with the very distinguishable Gilsey House in the back of the shot. Here is a Google StreetView showing the view from the same corner as it appears today:
Head over to the accompanying article for more detailed analysis of the 122-year-old photograph.
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