Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Mostly Oldest Photographs of New York City

These 3 photographs are believed to be the mostly oldest photographs ever taken of New York.

This daguerrotype believed to have been taken in 1848 and actual oldest known photo of New York City This daguerrotype believed to have been taken in 1848. The shot showing the Upper West Side recently sold at an auction at Sotheby’s in 2009 for $62,500.

Before the above photo was discovered at a small auction in New England, the oldest known photo of New York City was a daguerrotype of Chatham Street in downtown Manhattan, taken between 1848 and 1853.

This photograph of Broadway and Franklin Street in Manhattan were taken circa 1850.

(via Gizmodo)

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