If you ever wondered what it would be like to walk the streets of New York in the 1930s, you have only to watch this amazing color, HD video. Taken at the time, it’s so crisp and colorful that it looks like it was filmed yesterday.

I love bits of history that can really put you back in the moment, and this video does it. Manhattan is barely a shadow today of what it was in 1938, but astounding film like this one erases the years in nothing more than the click of a mouse.

Kudos to the Romano Archive!

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