15 Pictures Of The Streets Of Manhattan In 1960

Amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad capturing daily life from 1938 to 1969.

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman’s alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1960.

They give a great impression of what the Big Apple looked like five decades ago.

View up from the Battery, Manhattan

Up Fifth Avenue from 49th St.

Peter Minuit Plaza, Lower Manhattan

Toward Brooklyn from South Ferry

Looking west from 42nd & Broadway

Staten Island Ferry, Lower Manhattan

West up Maiden Lane from Pearl Street, Manhattan

View north from Herald Square

The Amy B and Brooklyn skyline

Whitehall Street from Peter Minuit Plaza near Battery

Peter Minuit Plaza lower Manhattan

Looking northeast from Gov. Clinton hotel, New York City

Step back even farther in time.

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