New York Stereoviews, ca. 1904

Here’s a pair of stereoviews of the scenery around Madison Square Park in New York City. They’re effectively a matched set because the one is a view of the Flatiron building looking south from Madison Square Park, and the other is looking up Broadway past Madison Square Park from the Flatiron. The Flatiron building is so-called because of its triangular shape which reminded people of the shape of a clothes iron. It is also one of the most iconic buildings in New York City, and one of the most photographed. It was the first “skyscraper” in New York, and while today it is almost petite in comparison to its uptown neighbors, it was a marvel of construction and engineering in its day.

The Flatiron, looking South from Broadway at Madison Square Park
The Flatiron, looking South from Broadway at Madison Square Park
Broadway, looking North from the Flatiron Building
Broadway, looking North from the Flatiron Building

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