In Photos: Historical NYC Photos You’ve Never Seen Before

Longacre Square, not long before it became “Times Square.” Circa 1900.

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A window washer at work on the Empire State Building poses during a brief break from his duties. March 24, 1936.

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Workers at a brewery unload thousands of crates of beer, getting ready for the end of Prohibition. April, 1933.

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During the Great Depression, much of Central Park became a Hooverville, a shanty town named after President Herbert Hoover, who was in office during the market crash and was widely blamed for the Great Depression. 1933.

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