Much of what we see about the early days of today’s biggest cities, like New York, come from vintage photographs. So, early footages, like the one you’ll get to watch after the jump, are truly fascinating. So, if you’re ready, let’s hitch a ride from the subway trains of 1905 New York City!
While notable photographers of many decades ago like Frank Oscar Larson and Alfred Eisenstaedt have given us a glimpse of New York City during their time, it’s always fascinating to find out more about what the Big Apple was like even further back. The photochrom process (and the beautiful postcards made using the technique) made it possible for us to see what the city was like in color from the early 1900s. But, even more amazing is a 1905 footage showing the daily subway scenes shortly after the New York City Subway was completed — 41 years before Stanley Kubrick snapped his Life And Love On The New York City Subway series.
If you’re ready, ladies and gentlemen, we’re taking you back to 1905 New York Subway; please be seated as our train is about to depart!
Looking for vintage New York City photos? Head over to the links below!
- Snowy 1900's New York City
- Uncovered: Over a Hundred Years of New York
- Vintage Snapshots of Times Square and the New Year's Eve Ball