Wonderful Old Prints of Downtown

Thanks to Steven Sclaroff for alerting me to Period Paper’s massive sale, including of many prints of downtown New York City. Below are the ones that caught my eye—and they’re only from the first of 83 pages of search results. (So budget some time before you dive in.) They’re on sale for $17.99 each.

Don’t bother clicking on these images, however: They don’t get larger. If you click through to Period Paper, you can use a magnifying function to inspect details. Note: The captions are Period Paper’s.

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An original 1893 black and white halftone print of Broadway, at the northwest corner of City Hall Park in New York City.

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An original 1893 black and white halftone print of New York City looking east-northeast from the World Dome. [Note: There are other from the World Dome not shown here; you could probably make a cool panorama.]

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An original 1893 black and white halftone print of New York City looking west-northwest from the World Dome [toward Warren and Murray].

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An original 1893 black and white halftone print of New York City looking west from the World Dome [toward the old post office].

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An original 1893 black and white halftone print of New York City looking north from the World Dome.

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An original 1893 halftone print of the Economist Building, home of the “Dry Goods Economist” and the New York Dry Goods Exchange, 78 and 80 Walker Street. [Sold out, alas.]

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An original 1893 halftone print of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York Building, Nassau, Liberty and Cedar Streets.

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An original 1911 halftone print featuring an image of New York City from Governor’s Island.

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