Vintage Photograph Shows an Empty Times Square in 1905

Longacre Square (Times Square), New York, New York. 1905
Longacre Square (Times Square), New York, New York. 1905
Photo: LOC

Love it or loathe it, Times Square has been an iconic part of New York City since at least 1872, when it was called Longacre Square and was the central hub of the City's horse carriage industry. In this vintage photograph captured around 1905, just one year after being renamed to "Times Square", peek south through the square at the namesake New York Times Building and surrounding buildings.

Here is a Google StreetView of approximately the same view today.

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