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Subject: Old photos of NY city
Date Posted: 12/13/2012 11:02 AM ET
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Wow. Warning though, these pics are large so don't go opening them on your phone or whatnot.

Date Posted: 12/13/2012 2:15 PM ET
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These are awesome, Cathy.  Thanks for sharing!  The one of Grand Central Station was amazing...Also really liked the one with the man standing on a street corner reading the newspaper...  And the two school girls...Good stuff!

Date Posted: 12/13/2012 3:58 PM ET
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Am I the only one who looks at these pictures and wonders how simple it all was back then?  I know it wasn't easy to live in those times, but people looked a lot less....stressed.  People took the time to dress up nicely, whether it was a suit or a dress.  I walk these streets everyday, living in NYC - it's amazing the small details, that have probably been around for a hundred years, one would notice if people just looked up from their smartphones cheeky

Date Posted: 12/13/2012 5:53 PM ET
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Aren't these great? The two girls is my favorite. I don't know how well I'd do in a slower time being used to rush rush rush.

Date Posted: 12/13/2012 7:04 PM ET
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Great pix and lots of food for thought!

Date Posted: 12/13/2012 7:15 PM ET
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Wonderful pictures.  Thanks for providing the link Cathy.