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Vintage Photos of Manhattan in The 1940s (45 pictures).

Amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad capturing daily life from 1938 to 1969. Here are photos of  Manhattan taken in 1941 and 1942.


west-side-of-broadway-from-bowling-green-1942

view-up-moss-ave-1942

up-4th-ave-from-astor-place-cooper-union-on-the-right-1942

two-views-looking-up-a-street-of-many-races-lower-manhattan-1942

the-old-fulton-market-manhattans-lower-east-side-saturday-afternoon-1941

sunday-afternoon-gossip-1942

street-in-new-yorks-chinatown-1942

stores-near-corner-of-broome-st-and-baruch-place-lower-east-side-1941

store-fronts-below-brick-tenement-1942

statue-of-liberty-from-the-battery-harbor-new-york-1941

statue-of-de-peyster-bowling-green-1942

south-street-teems-with-trucks-along-east-river-new-york-city-1941

south-ferry-bums-on-a-bench-at-noon-hour-at-battery-park-1941

southeast-corner-of-1st-st-and-bowery-1942

skyscrapers-looking-toward-the-financial-district-from-an-east-river-pier-new-york-city-1941

residents-of-lower-clinton-st-near-east-river-saturday-afternoon-1941

produce-exchange-new-york-1942

poverty-young-and-old-black-and-white-1942

portable-soft-drink-stand-at-bowling-green-1942

old-lady-reads-sunday-paper-lower-east-side-1942

northeast-corner-of-1st-st-and-bowery-1942

new-york-street-scene-lower-east-side-1942

municipal-building-tower-thru-3rd-ave-l-1942

manhattans-skyscrapers-from-jersey-city-ferry-boat-1941

lower-manhattan-from-jersey-city-ferry-boat-1941

lower-manhattan-1942

lower-first-avenue-1942

looking-up-riverside-dr-just-north-of-george-washington-bridge-1941

looking-up-into-financial-district-from-south-ferry-1941

looking-up-fulton-st-from-south-st-1941

italian-bake-shop-below-canal-st-58-mulberry-st-new-york-1942

hot-sweet-potatoes-cart-1942

horse-drawn-carriage-bowling-green-1942

empire-state-building-from-28th-st-1942

east-river-below-brooklyn-bridge-1941

east-7th-st-between-3rd-and-2nd-st-1942

downtown-skyscrapers-from-east-river-pier-1941

crowd-gathers-during-salvage-collection-in-lower-east-side-1942

corner-of-pearl-st-1942

collecting-the-salvage-on-lower-east-side-1942

chinese-store-windows-new-york-1942

approaching-liberty-st-ferry-1941

a-corner-on-west-canal-st-1942

a-block-between-avenues-a-and-b-1942

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