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48 Extremely Rare Photos Of New York City

New York is one of the most photographed cities on Earth, if not the most photographed. This isn’t just a matter of quantity (though, of course, there is that, given the number of snapshot-happy tourists) but of quality.

Gotham has inspired legions of the best artists and photojournalists to capture it on film.  Some of these images have become part of Big Apple mythology or helped to shape it, and if it were practical to bring them all together, they’d undoubtedly relate the epic tale of a metropolis driven by the both the best and worst aspects of human nature. It isn’t practical, but it is possible to pick examples that tell something of that story, which is what we’ve done here.


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