Times Square at night, as 1941 becomes 1942

Wartime New Yorkers still took the time to celebrate the new year, crowding into a Times Square ablaze with light in this Life magazine image.

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Life put together a slideshow of other photos that capture New Year’s Eve 1941: military policemen, soldiers and sailors dancing and drinking, and NYPD horses herding the crowd.

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5 Responses to “Times Square at night, as 1941 becomes 1942”

  1. Mykola Mick Dementiuk Says:

    Looking at the slideshow I’m glad I missed the war years but sure am glad I lived through the chaos of the 1960s, 70s and 80s when I was at every New Years in Times Square. And you know, the most memorable were the frigid near zero nights when we froze our chops off but screamed like crazy welcoming the New Year!

    Happy New Year to you all 😉

  2. greg chown Says:

    There’s a photo in the Toronto Archives you would like.
    Oyster bay Lunch counter new years 1916
    https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=City+of+Toronto+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_1580_11104&bCachable=1&MenuName=City+of+Toronto+Archives&eloquentref=toronto

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  5. Rich T Says:

    2 questions: What’s the spiky thing in the lower left corner? And what does the sign in the distance say?

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