Amazing street-level footage of New York City in 1911

This is easily one of the coolest things I’ve found on the Internet in a long time — street-level footage of New York City in 1911.  (I’m linking here the guy jones Youtube channel.  There’s a truly impressive collection of antique films there.)

This video surprised me in two ways.  First, I had no idea that the film quality for something this old could be so good.  Second, the added sound effects actually worked.  (I figured something like that would be awkward and distracting.)

You’ll enjoy this more if you maximize the window on your computer and lay it in a dark room.

 

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