Mortal coils

Over one hundred years separate two iconic views of Lower Manhattan, below, and their contemporary overlays.

Paul Strand’s Wall Street commuters of 1915 mingle seamlessly with the office workers and tourists of today.

A few blocks away Charles Gilbert Hine found a bustling Maiden Lane at the East River waterfront in 1896. Horses, dock workers, and sailing ships still fit right into this dynamic South Street block.

Wall Street and Broad. 1915 /2016.
Wall Street and Broad. 1915 /2016.
Maiden Lane and South Street. 1896/2016.
Maiden Lane and South Street. 1896/2016.

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