Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fourth Avenue, 1936

There's been quite a buzz online today regarding the Museum of the City of New York's uploading of historical city photographs onto its website.  Plenty of blogs have been discussing the release and displaying images.  I haven't had time to dig very deeply into this treasure trove, but this 1936 Berenice Abbott shot, of "abandoned old-law tenements, at 154 Fourth Avenue between Butler and Douglass Streets", is pretty great.  Look at all those movie ads!