If you’re a postcard lover and collector, you’ll definitely drool over these gorgeous vintage postcards of New York during the early 1900s.
While it’s certainly a delight to take a peek at the early days of New York through vintage photos (which you can take a look at by following the links at the bottom of this article), it’s also just as fascinating to see them through beautiful vintage postcards. The collection below shows what spots like Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Broadway at Union Square, and Ninth Street used to look like way back in the early 1900s.
As a postcard fan and collector, I am positively drooling in fascination over these beautiful works of art from the turn of the century in full color. Back then, color photography was still in the experimental stages, but postcard manufacturer The Detroit Publishing Company, was able to create color images out of black and white negatives through a process called photocrom.
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