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20 Historic Photos of Depression-Era New York City

There are no shortage of places and ways to virtually travel back in time and see what New York City looked like in bygone eras, and recently, a glut of Great Depression-era photos were made easily discoverable, thanks to Yale University. The photos were part of the government's efforts to promote the Farm Security Administration, which was meant to help impoverished rural communities, and the government commissioned photographers like Arthur Rothstein and Walker Evans to shoot across America. Eventually, the photos themselves eclipsed the FSA itself in terms of notoriety: Some of the most famous images of the 20th century, including Dorothea Lange's photo of a migrant mother with her children, were commissioned as part of the program.

Curbed NY has all the old-timey photos. >>