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This Video Of NYC From 1911 Recently Surfaced, And it’s Surreal!

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This Video Of NYC From 1911 Recently Surfaced, And it’s Surreal!

Manhattan a century ago was very different from the one we see today. 

The MoMA has released an incredible silent film of New York City that depicts city life in 1911. The documentary was created by a team from the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern.

New York 1911 features shots of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Flatiron Building, railways at Bowery and Worth Streets, Madison Avenue, and various other sights and statues around the city.

Check out the video below where Youtuber Guy Jones slowed down the original footage to a natural rate and added sound.

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The original film will be displayed at the MoMA from June 16 through July 31. 

featured image source: Youtube/ MoMA