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Times Square

New York Times SquareCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Three sailors stop to look around Times Square while on liberty during Fleet Week
Formerly named Longacre Square, it was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the Times Building, now called One Times Square.
It's nicknames include 'The Crossroads of the World' and 'The Great White Way', and reportedly 'The Tenderloin' because it was supposedly the most desirable location in Manhatten in the 1920s. The 1929 stock market crash took its toll on the area, with many businesses moving out of the area to be replaced with seedier forms of entertainment, including pornographic "peep shows".
In the 1990s led by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York City began a slow but steady cleaning up Times Square - the process was referred to as the 'Disneyfication'.
On New Year's Eve, close to a million people congregrate to celebrate the 'Dropping of the Ball'. Famous for its electric, neon and illuminated signs including Coca-Cola, Toshiba and the curved NASDAQ sign, the location has been used in numerous films, including Vanilla Sky when it is depicted as eerily quiet, and a post-apocalyptic version in I Am Legend.
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Our Japanese village / J. Keppler.

Our Japanese village / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a crowded outdoor scene, possibly in "Times" Square where Japanese paper lanterns are hanging and almost everyone is wearing Japanese-style clothing. Among the porters, street vendors, and st... more

Between times, Leicester Square

Between times, Leicester Square

(DLC/PP-1935:0140). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: The Gibson Book. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906.

"The great white way" B'way south from 42nd St.

"The great white way" B'way south from 42nd St.

Photograph showing Broadway at night, with crowds gathered to see films projected outdoors. H111299 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Exhibited: On the Edge of Your Seat: Popular Theater and Film in Early... more

Long Acre Square, New York, N.Y.

Long Acre Square, New York, N.Y.

New York Theatre on left and Hotel Cadillac in left background, Times Square. J137787 U.S. Copyright Office.

Ceremonies - New York City - Demonstrations over premature peace rumor, New York, N.Y. Crowd at Times Square holding up Extras telling about the signing of the Armistice. The news spread quickly and business was temporarily suspended while the people celebrated. The Government report that the news was not true did not stop the celebration

Ceremonies - New York City - Demonstrations over premature peace rumor...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Ceremonies - New York City

Times Square north at night, New York City

Times Square north at night, New York City

J14542 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item.

Times Square with Father Duffy's statue still wrapped up

Times Square with Father Duffy's statue still wrapped up

Photograph shows two men looking at Father Francis P. Duffy statue by Charles Keck in Times Square, New York. Title from item.

[Crowd of people, many waving, in Times Square on V-J Day at time of announcement of the Japanese surrender in 1945] / World-Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

[Crowd of people, many waving, in Times Square on V-J Day at time of a...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curato... more

[Portrait of Sandy Williams and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Sandy Williams and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square(?),...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy W...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xa...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

[Portrait of Sandy Williams and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Sandy Williams and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square(?),...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

[Portrait of Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Sandy Williams, Art Hodes, and Kaiser Marshall, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Sandy Williams, Art Hodes, and Kais...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy W...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy W...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New Yor...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Sandy Williams, Art Hodes, and Kaiser Marshall, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Sandy William...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. J...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams, and Cecil (Xavier) Scott, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Sandy Williams, and Ceci...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. J...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Art Hodes, Kaiser Marshall, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Tim...

Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (L... more

[Portrait of Sandy Williams, Times Square(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]

[Portrait of Sandy Williams, Times Square(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July...

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress. Purchase William P. Gottlieb General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/g... more

Fly TWA New York / David.

Fly TWA New York / David.

Poster shows an abstract interpretation of Times Square in New York with a TWA jet and jetstream at the top of the image.

Times Square, which is actually triangular, in New York, New York

Times Square, which is actually triangular, in New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph date based on event dates in billboard adver... more

Times Square, New York, New York

Times Square, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title and keywords provided by the photographer. Date b... more