New York Street Scene, ca 1930s

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There’s a superb colorizer haunting reddit these days – I’d love to see him/her take a crack at this one.

I love old pictures of New York; you can take the boy out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the boy.

Charles Addams, most famous for his cartoons in The New Yorker and elsewhere, did some lovely cartoons about the city – one in particular comes to mind every time I see a picture of the elevated trains that used to run up and down Manhattan:

Sometimes, on nights like this I can still hear it rumble by.

The 3rd Avenue El – 

“Sometimes, on nights like this I can still hear it rumble by.”

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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One response to “New York Street Scene, ca 1930s

  1. Pingback: The 3rd Avenue El, New York City, 1952 | Playing in the World Game

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