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1930s New York City vs. Now: A Split Screen Trip Through Time


It’s always fascinating when comparisons are made between modern day cities and their days gone by. In this split-screen comparison by The New Yorker, footage from the 1930s in New York has been recreated to reflect the modern day reality.

Complete with vintage cars and dapper men in bowler hats, New York looks as busy as ever in black and white. The modern day comparison, with its bright yellow taxis, sees many of the same buildings stood unchanged.

There’s definitely a lot more trees, though.

(via The New Yorker via Laughing Squid)