34th Street from 8th Avenue looking east towards the Empire State Building.

Title:

34th Street from 8th Avenue looking east towards the Empire State Building.

Format:

Photographs

Publisher:

Unknown

Date:

1942

Street Address:

34th Street from Eighth Avenue looking East towards the Empire State Building

Photographer/Artist:

Acme

Description:

A street scene of 34th Street during World War II. Advertisements and cars can be seen as well as people on the sidewalks, standing up against the buildings. In the foreground, a man with a white armband stands in the middle of the street. This appears to be a test of the city’s alert system in case of enemy attack. Thankfully, the alert system was never needed.

Subjects:

  • Thirty-fourth Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • City and town life--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century.
  • World War, 1939-1945--New York (State)--New York.
  • Buildings--New York (State)--New York.
  • Midtown Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--History--20th century.

Rights:

Copyright Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Collection:

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center, Mina Rees Library.

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