Vintage Photograph Shows Metropolitan Museum of Art's Humble Beginnings Circa 1900

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Circa 1900
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Circa 1900

When it opened in April of 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was in an isolated section of Central Park. This incredible vintage photograph from around 1900 shows the humble beginnings of the museum's first building. For more information on the photo, check out the specimen page on the Library of Congress Digital Collection.

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