Dewey Arch at Madison Square, in 1899 or 1900. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.
Another view of the Dewey Arch, looking up Broadway with Fifth Avenue to the right. As with the previous photo, very little from the first photo still exists. Even the Empire State Building, which is over 80 years old, wouldn’t be completed for over 30 years after the first photo was taken.