Times Square at West 46th Street - 1940


The old Times Square, north from West 46 Street, intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. Photo dated August 3rd, 1940. Photographer Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964). Source: Photographic views of New York City, from the collections of the New York Public Library.

Photograph shows streetcars, billboards, stores and shops. The old 10-story Studebaker Building (1600 Broadway) is in the center, behind the Planters Peanuts sign. It was erected in 1902 and demolished in 2004. Columbia Pictures headquarters is on the right.

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