This guy used over 80,000 old photographs to create a Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s

New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it’s hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily, an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Developer Dan Vanderkam collaborated with the New York Public Library to plot all the old photos from the Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection on an interactive map.

The project, called OldNYC, lets you browse 19th-century New York as easily as you would click around on Google Maps. The collection contains over 80,000 original photographs.

Visit the OldNYC site here, or look below for some of the best photos we saw from the late 1800s and early 1900s, marked with their locations in the city.

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 1910

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Queensboro Bridge Connection, 1917

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Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 1912

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Central Park, showing the pond at 110th Street and the Botanical Gardens, 1906

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The Williamsburg Bridge under construction, 1903

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Broadway and West 34th Street, 1901

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1880

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The Victory Arch on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, 1918

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Wall Street, around 1872

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Broadway and 34th Street, 1921

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Central Park, near the Sixth Avenue and 59th Street entrance, 1864

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150th Street, 1922

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Nassau Street and Wall Street (showing the under-construction Bankers Trust Building and the Hanover National Bank Building), 1911

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Wall Street and Nassau Street (statue of George Washington), 1900

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Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Beach, 1897

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Broad Street (on the left is the JPMorgan Office), 1900

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Mott Street, about 1890

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Brooklyn Bridge, 1873

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West 88th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, 1911

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William Street and Maiden Lane, 1915

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Maiden Lane and Pearl Street, 1914

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38th Avenue between Main and Union Streets, 1922

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Eighth Avenue and 130th Street, 1920

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West 111th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, 1920

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48th Street and First Avenue, 1918

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White Plains Road and Burke Ave, around 1917

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Marble Hill Avenue and West 227th Street, 1906

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Oriental Boulevard (showing the Manhattan Beach Hotel), 1911

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62nd Street between Second and Third Avenues, 1917

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Park Avenue and 51st Street, 1917

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