Earlier this year The New York Public Library’s released of thousands of digitized images from their collection into the public domain. Alan Taylor, writer for the Atlantic, took images he found from one the collection, in a book called Fifth Avenue, New York, From Start to Finish, and revisited those places in Google Maps Street-view to see what differences are were visible. While some parts are relatively unchanged, others are look like a different city altogether. Below you’ll find the images from the book, issued in 1911, stacked on top of their modern counterparts. Enjoy:
We start the tour south, near Washington Square Park, looking down West 8th Street
We’re moving up to West 20th Street… this view is relatively unchanged.
Looking down West 36th Street… this could be a completely different city.
Between East 38th and East 39th Street.
At West 40th Street, the New York Public Library Building before being partially hidden by trees.
East 51st Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Between West 55th and West 56th Street
Looking down East 57th Street
East 61st Street
East 91st Street.
East 93rd Street
Featured image post [theatlantic]