This is without a doubt the oldest footage of New York you have ever seen. With one clip of Herald Square, at the intersection of Broadway, 6th Avenue and 34th Street dating back to 11 May 1896.
The video shows various places around New York City and includes the site where the WTC would eventually be built. The special thing about this video is that all the locations filmed have been identified by location on a map on the left hand side of the screen to show exactly where the camera was over 110 years ago… I can only imagine how much research and work was put into it.
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