The Oldest Video Footage Ever Found of New York City, Fascinating!

A huge thank you to the New York Post for putting this awesome video up of New York City some 100 years ago, so vibrant even then. The Post says this 8-minute video if from Yestervid, a film company that specializes in producing historical videos. They set out to explore NYC as it looked a century ago. The result is a montage of the oldest known footage of New York. The footage goes back as far back as 1896. The grainy black-and-white shows images of various neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city — from breathtaking views of the tower on Brooklyn Bridge in 1899 to a subway train chugging through Union Square in 1905 or a cop in bobby cap twirling his billy club at a Lower East Side fruit fair in 1903. The video includes present-day Google maps and historical tidbits to give viewers a better understanding of just how dramatically New York City has changed over the past century.

See the video HERE

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