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An airplane view of Washington Square, 1925

June 27, 2013

“One of the most interesting sights to be seen during a flight over New York City is the historically interesting Washington Square,” states the back of this penny postcard.

I’m placing it in the early to mid-1920s, because One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco landmark that should be on the right end of Fifth Avenue before the arch, hasn’t been built yet (it would be completed in 1927).

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“At the left of Washington Square is the well-known Greenwich Village section, the location of studios of many artists and ¬†of the homes of some of New York’s oldest aristocracy.”

The card must be referring to the homes on Washington Square North, the most fashionable stretch of the city in the mid-1800s.