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August 19, 2011

Vintage Friday - Old Central Park

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Boathouse, 1900-1909.

I love looking at old photographs of Central Park.  So much of it looks exactly the same and so much (including the outfits) looks completely different.

These are courtesy of the New York Public Library's Digital Archive.

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The Spa, Pre-1900.

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I love old maps!  1863.

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Did parents really allow their children to roll around in the park in these outfits?  1871.

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The Arsenal and Zoo. Undated.

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'Boys' Playground', 1904.

 


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