1940s NYC | Street photos of every building in New York City in 1939/1940
1940s NYC is a total dream come true for anyone obsessed with NYC and its history. I could spend hours poking around on this map (and probably will). Above is a picture of what is now Adafruit’s home, so cool.
Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. In 2018, the NYC Municipal Archives completed the digitization and tagging of these photos. This website places them on a map.
Zoom in! Every dot is a photo.
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