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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

[Times Square, New York, N.Y.]
[Times Square at night, New York, N.Y.]
[Broadway at night from Times Square, New York, N.Y.]
[Broadway and Times Building (One Times Square), New York City]
[Broadway and Times Building (One Times Square), New York City]
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

Youngsters waiting for Fight Extras.Times Square. 6, P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Waiting for Fight Extras, Times Square. 6 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Waiting for Fight Extras. Times Square. 6 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Getting Fight Extras. Times Square, 6:30 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Waiting for Fight Extras, Times Square. 6:30 P.M.  Location: New York, New York (State)
Getting Fight Extras, 7 P.M. Times Square.  Location: New York, New York (State)
[Times Square, New York, N.Y.]
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

Photograph of Air Mail Plane on Display in Times Square in New York City
New York city views. Times Square from Continental Building
New York city views. Times Square from 41st story of Continental Building at dusk
New York city views. Looking at Times Square from Empire State Building
New York city views. Looking at Times Square from Empire State Building
New York City views. Times Square, the telescope
New York city views. Times Square to north at night
New York city views. Times Square to south at night
Times Sq. So.(?) at night
Times Square north at night, New York City

Times Square north at night, New York City

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

Whelan's Drug Store, 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Manhattan.
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.

New York City views. Times Square, with telescope, and advertisements
New York City views. Times Square, with Astor and Gaiety theaters
New York City views. Times Square, Globe marquee
New York City views. Times Square, Bond Clothes, and Loew's Criterion
The four freedoms. No blackout at New York's famous Times Square, one of the few bright light sections of the world which has never been dimmed by threat of enemy bombers. Over to the left we see long may it wave
Air raid protection. Test "alarm." This and the accompanying photo (#1955) tell graphically what can be done when civilian defense officials, police and public all co-operate to make an "alarm" successful. These pictures were made on the morning of December 15, 1941, in Times Square, New York City. The time interval between photos was exactly five minutes. Within this time, in one of the most crowded metropolitan areas in the world, it was possible to stop all traffic, and to get all persons safely indoors. Those few remaining on the street are civilian defense officers (wardens, etc.)
New York City views. Times Square, detail of Bond Clothes sign
New York City views. Times Square, the telescope
Air raid protection. Test "alarm." This and the accompanying photo (#1954) tell graphically what can be done when civilian defense officials, police and public all co-operate to make an "alarm" successful. These pictures were made on the morning of December 15, 1941, in Times Square, New York City. The time interval between photos was exactly five minutes. Within this time, in one of the most crowded metropolitan areas in the world, it was possible to stop all traffic, and to get all persons safely indoors. Those few remaining on the street are civilian defense officers (wardens, etc.)
New York City views. Times Square, wide shot, toward the vaudeville theater
New York, New York. Times Square showing U.S. Navy's model battleship recruiting station
New York, New York. Looking north on Times Square
New York, New York. Paramount Theater at Times Square, showing bond selling booth
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day
New York, New York. Scene in Times Square at Father Duffy's statue
New York, New York. Servicemen having their shoes shined in Times Square
New York, New York. Servicemen getting their shoes shined at Father Duffy's statue in Times Square
New York, New York. Times Square
New York, New York. Camel cigarette advertisement at Times Square
New York, New York. People watching the electrical news sign on the Times building at Times Square
New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Two sailors at Times Square on D-day looking at the latest news line on the Times building
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity of D-day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day
New York, New York. A crowd watching the news line on the Times building at Times Square
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day
New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day
[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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947]
[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 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 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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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

New York City views. Times Square at night II
New York City views. Times Square at night I
New York City views. Times Square at night II
New York City views. Times Square at night III
Schrafft's, Times Square. Ice cream case counter II
Schrafft's, Times Square. Ice cream case counter I
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.

Loew's State Theater, Times Square. House from stage
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. Vertical detail to ceiling
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. Balcony I
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. Mezzanine lounge
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. To stage right
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. Balcony II
Loew's State Theater, Times Square. Staircase in entrance foyer
[Actresses Millette Alexander and Louise King, and nightclub entertainer Ted Lewis, stand outside a giant mailbox stamp selling booth in Times Square, New York City, while Assistant Postmaster Aquiline F. Weierich dispenses stamps from inside booth] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Phyllis Twachtman.
Times Building, Times Square. Times Building, Times Square
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

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