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20 photos of NYC in the 1950s

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20 photos of NYC in the 1950s

Broadway and W 50th Street

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The Ed Sullivan Show

Advertising in Times Square

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The rise of the career woman

Crowds walking down Broad Street

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NYC cabbie culture

Cabs on a busy street

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A Times Square newsstand

Magazine vendor at newsstand

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An aerial view of Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle looking north

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A daily commute

People on 8th Avenue

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Rockefeller Plaza

Sunken Plaza at Rockefeller Center

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Grand Central Station

Clock and information center in Grand Central Station

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The decline of the garment district

Deliveryman crossing Eighth Avenue

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Central Park

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park

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Little Italy

Women In Little Italy

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Street view of Chinatown

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A game of chess

Men playing checkers in park

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The Bronx

Apartment buildings in the Bronx

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The Lower East Side

Sidewalk merchants on lower east side

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Rush Hour

Commuters at rush hour

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El Morocco

Couples dance at the El Morocco Nightclub

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The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Kids Play in East River

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A newspaper strike

Riders on the New York subway

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum under construction

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