Part of the Six Part New York City Then and Now Series

Madison Square

March 8, 2016

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Flat-iron corner after a snow storm.

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Neysa McMein carrying the flag at a parade, 1917.

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A series of images chronicling the construction of the Flatiron Building, from the New York Times photo archive, credited to the Library of Congress - cropped

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Color bearers of the famous 369th [African American] regiment at beginning of parade.

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Between 1876 and 1882, the Statue of Liberty arm was in Madison Square Park for fund-raising to complete the Statue. Anyone could pay 50 cents to climb to the torch balcony.

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The Fifth Avenue Coach at Madison Square Park in front of the statue of William H. Seward, New York 1900. The reference point is the statue of William Seward at the right.

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The Franconi Hippodrome once occupied the entire west blockfront of Fifth Avenue from 23rd Street to 24th Street.

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George Bellows famous painting of the hustle and bustle of New York City done in Madison Square Park. This is presumably the right spot, though I wasn't able to get to a window.

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