1911 – A Trip Through New York City (Speed Corrected and Added Sound)

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1911 – A Trip Through New York City (Speed Corrected and Added Sound)
1911 - A Trip Through New York City (Speed Corrected and Added Sound)
1911 – A Trip Through New York City (Speed Corrected and Added Sound)

This 1911 trip through New York City is like a blast from the past. Taking in consideration that the footage has been speed corrected and has had sound added to it, this video couldn’t be more telling of how life at the turn of the century looked like in one of the world’s most spectacular cities.

New York City has always been the subject of books, movies, hopes and dreams for people worldwide, and this vintage video shows us just how much of a melting pot The Big Apple actually was at the beginning of the last century.

This 1911 trip through New York City is probably the closest thing we’ll ever see to a time-travelling machine. At least in our lifetime. Then again, never say never!

The footage comes from the MoMA Collection (New York’s Museum of Modern Art). “Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America,” writes the video’s description on Youtube.

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