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VIDEO: Old Photos Of New York City Brought To Life In This Stunning Animation Project

Joshua Saxon Joshua Saxon

Animated Project Central Park NYC

New York City looked incredible in the early 20th century. But sadly, a quick search on YouTube will turn up very little evidence of this, leaving it to our imaginations to tell us how New Yorkers rolled in those days.

Sure, there’s super old footage of New York City kicking around, but it’s like watching a chewed-up VHS tape that’s been dragged through a ditch filled with shoddy Instagram filters.

Enter The New Old World, a photo-based animation project which has painstakingly transformed vintage photos of New York City into a living, breathing tapestry of life in the 1930s. See the Manhattan skyline, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park (as well as some other US cities) in stunning HD and dream of a simpler, cleaner NYC.

 

Video via Vimeo/seccovan