A glorious vintage color view of Times Square

It’s impossible to get tired of viewing vintage color postcards of Times Square (still Longacre Square in this image, though it must have been produced later than 1904, when the official new name came along).


There’s The New York Times tower in the center, with the word “victory” underneath the Times signage, plus what looks like a flag or bunting…could it be for World War I?

The gorgeous Hotel Astor is on the right. Streetcars and automobiles intersect at what looks like an kiosk-style subway entrance. On the extreme right is Wilson’s Dancing Academy, where author Henry Miller met his second wife, June.

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5 Responses to “A glorious vintage color view of Times Square”

  1. penelopebianchi Says:

    LOVE THIS!!!!

  2. Allison Sommers Says:

    The Marion Davies picture on the marquee at the right is The Dark Star, released in 1919.

  3. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    So now we have the approximate year this image was taken…thank you!

  4. Jeffrey Paul Says:

    WordPress needs an “applause” button so I can give you feedback of how much I love Ephemeral New York!

  5. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you!

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