Old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Fifth Avenue - 1917


The Old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel seen from the Fifth Avenue (side of the old Waldorf Hotel, completed in 1893), looking north, during patriotic event. Waldorf Hotel and Astoria Hotel were connected by a 300 meters long corridor, known as Peacock Alley. When they merged in 1897, the hotel had 1,300 bedrooms and was the largest hotel in the world.

Photograph published by Keystone View Company, 1917 (originally in stereographic format). Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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