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Incredible 18 Rare Colorful Vintage Photos Of 1940s New York City That Will Change Your View On NYC

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Updated on October 13th, 2016

It’s rare we can look back at year of NYC like the 1940s and see it through such sharp, colorful images. Thanks to Charles W. Cushman, a tourist here during that time with a knack for photography, it’s possible.

1. Liberty Street Ferry, Sept. 1941

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2. Lower East Side, Oct. 1941

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3. Busy street, Oct. 1942

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4. McSorley’s Old Ale House on East 7th St., Oct. 1942

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5. McSorley’s Old Ale House, today

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6. Three homeless men in Battery Park, June 1941

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7. Brooklyn Bridge, June 1941

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8. Beverages cart, Bowling Green, Oct. 1942

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9. Chinatown, Oct. 1942

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10. Man looking out from Battery Park, June 1941

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11. Lower end of Broadway, Oct. 1942

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12. Lower Clinton St., Sept. 1941

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13. Broome Street and Baruch Place, Lower East Side, Sept. 1941

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14. Two children, happy after moving into a new housing project, Oct. 1942

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15. Pearl St., Oct. 1942

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16. Oct. 1942

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17. Wall St., June 1941

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18. Lower East Side, Oct. 1942

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Source : buzzfeed.com