Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Death Star: 1902 The original Waldorf Astoria, torn down to make way for the Empire State Building, too bad they couldn't have found another place to put it, and left this beauty alone
New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street." Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.