Vintage Photograph Shows the Flatiron Building Shortly After Completion in 1902

Flat-Iron [i.e. Flatiron] Building, Fifth Avenue and Broadway, New York, 1902
Flat-Iron [i.e. Flatiron] Building, Fifth Avenue and Broadway, New York, 1902
Photo: LOC

The Flatiron Building opened in 1902 and is one of the most significant architectural wonders in New York City. This great vintage photograph shows the building from its most famous angle shortly after its completion. Here is a how it looks from a similar vantage point today:

The original photographer's name has been lost to history, but it was published by the Detroit Publishing Co., one of the largest suppliers of vintage photographs to the Library of Congress, giving over 25,000 glass negatives to the collection, including this one. Check out the specimen page for more info.

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