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1930s New York City Lower Manhattan Aerial Stereo View - Financial District Foreground - Midtown Background- Empire State Building - Keystone Real Photo
1930s New York City aerial wide-angle panoramic vintage albumen - sepia-toned - Keystone stereoview of the lower end of Manhattan Island from over 1200 feet. View shows the Financial District in the foreground - the Hudson River and New Jersey on the left - and Midtown in the background.
Visible in the background are the Art Deco colossus Empire State Building completed by Shreve, Lamb & Hammon in May 1931 (then the tallest building in the world); the Chrysler Building (1930)(previously the tallest); Central Park; Harlem and upper Manhattan in the distance. In the foreground is Battery Park; Castle Garden; the ferry buildings; 60 Wall Tower (1932); the RCA Building (1932); Bank of Manhattan (1930); the Woolworth Building (1913) & the Municipal Building (1914). .
This is a sepia-toned square-topped photo version of the curve-mounted view #32823 published by Keystone View Company of Meadville PA; New York; Chicago & London. Copyright is undated. The text on the back contains a wonderful "guide" to Manhattan landmarks.
3-D EFFECT: The 3-D effect of the skyscrapers of Manhattan is truly extraordinary!
PHOTO NOTE: The actual images are albumen (sepia-toned) real photos that are clean, crisp, very sharp and in excellent condition - MUCH sharper through a stereo viewer than they appear in the scanned images. Small age-related surface scratches and slight photo wear on the extreme lower border of the left image are accentuated by the scanning process and are virtually imperceptible in the viewer.
CONDITION NOTE: Card is near mint condition - with no tears, creases or visible defects.
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