In the photo above, a trolley saunters up Broadway past the Beacon Theater between 74th and 75th Streets. The photo is for sale on eBay, and the owner says it was taken in 1947. Most New York trolleys began to get phased out in the 1930’s, according to the New York Transit Museum, but a few survived into the 50’s.
Another trolley is visible in this shot by Arthur Hosking from 1920 taken on 79th Street looking North. It’s part of a series of photos on Broadway that we published.
To participate in Throwback Thursday, please send us a photo, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should be “Throwback Thursday.” In the email include the photo and a brief description of who is in it and where it’s taken and when.
The best way to send an older photo, if you don’t have your images scanned, is to scan them into your computer or take a photo of the photo with a phone or digital camera. We’re not looking for perfect clarity, just a good sense of the image and some information. If this isn’t an option email us and we’ll figure out how to get a digital version of the image. (And yes, we’ll even accept photos from after 2000.)
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