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

A woman dressed in only heels and a barrel that reads “I Did My Bit, Did You?” stands in Times Square. The promotion, organized by the United National Clothing Collection was part of drive to collect clothing and bedding for overseas war relief. April 1945.

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The scene in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn after two airplanes crashed to the ground. The planes had collided over foggy New York harbor on December 16, 1960.

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New York residents stand outside a giant mailbox stamp-selling booth in Times Square, while the Assistant Postmaster dispenses stamps from inside the booth. 1961.

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In July 1921, a crowd reportedly consisting of approximately 10,000 men gather outside the New York Times building in Times Square in order to receive updates on the boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier.

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