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Radio Row, Cortlandt Street, Manhattan.


Radio Row, Cortlandt Street, Manhattan.



Digital ID: 482561. Abbott, Berenice -- Photographer. April 08, 1936. .Notes: Code: III.B.1. Men window shop in store selling radios, elevated railroad station, Ninth Avenue line, right center, subway entrance visible.. .Source: Changing New York / Berenice Abbott. (more info ( ...col_id=160 ) ). .Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.. .See more information about this image ( http://...482561 ) and others at NYPL Digital Gallery ( ) ..: ...482561 ( http://...482561 ) . .Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights (for more information, click here ( ) )

New York Subway Historic Photos

Photographic views of New York City, 1860's-2010's,

The history of the subway, or underground railway, dates back to the 19th century. The first underground railway was the Metropolitan Railway in London, which opened in 1863. It was proposed for London by Charles Pearson, a city solicitor, as part of a city-improvement plan shortly after the opening of the Thames Tunnel in 1843. The subway quickly became a popular mode of transportation in urban areas, as it allowed people to travel quickly and efficiently through the city. Over time, many cities around the world built their own subway systems, and today, subway trains are a common sight in many major cities. The technology used in subway systems has evolved over time, and modern trains are faster and more efficient than ever before.

Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio, and later moved to New York City, where she studied sculpture. She became interested in photography and worked as an assistant to the famous photographer Man Ray in Paris. Abbott is known for her black and white photographs of New York City architecture, which she began taking in the 1930s. She also documented the city's changing urban landscape over several decades. Abbott's work has been exhibited in major museums around the world, and she has received numerous awards and honours for her contributions to photography. Her legacy as a photographer continues to inspire and influence artists today.





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