20th Century New York City: Before and After

Twentieth century photographs taken by photojournalist, Weegee, whose real name was Arthur Fellig, compared to the 21st century modern renditions of the same places in New York City.

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(AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows the August 1945 photo "Victory" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and a woman walking down the same staircase on March 18. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows the Aug. 10, 1945 photo "Celebration in the Garment District on Japanese offer to surrender" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and the same vantage point on March 18. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows the 1945 photo "Derelict sleeping on the sidewalk outside police headquarters" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and a woman walking on the same spot on March 18. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows the 1953 photo "Showing Tonite" of theater marquis on 42nd Street in New York by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and the same vantage point on March, 17. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows a crowd on Wall Street in the May 1945 photo "V-E Day" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and the same vantage point in New York on March 18. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination of the Sept. 21, 1939 photo "Fiesta turns into tragedy" by Weegee provided by the International Center of Photography shows a murder victim lying on Mulberry Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York, and from the same vantage point, pedestrians on March 18. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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This combination shows the 1953 photo "The Ham n Egg" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and from the same vantage point, a Starbucks on March 17. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)
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