Log of Photographs

Below is a chronological summary of the photographs of New York City that were taken by Charles Cushman in 1941 – 42 and 1960.  Cushman meticulously labeled each shot he took by noting the roll of film by year, followed by the sequential number of each shot.  So, for example, the first color photo of New York City in this collection was labeled 841.7 — this denotes 8th roll; the year, 1941; and the 7th picture taken.  Those labels (copied verbatum from his notebook) in italics (which are linked to the University’s web site) are shots that have been replicated (or the area otherwise accounted for) thus far.

June 6, 1941

September 27, 1941

October 1, 1942

October 3, 1942

October 4, 1942

October 6, 1942

October 7, 1942

July 5, 1960

  • 2160.4 – Empire State Bldg from Herald Sq.
  • 2160.5 – View North from Herald Square
  • 2160.6 – Empire State from Bway nr 31st
  • 2160.7 – Whitehall St. from Peter Minuit Plaza
  • 2160.8 – Peter Minuit Plaza
  • 2160.9 – Peter Minuit Plaza
  • 2160.10 – View up from the Battery
  • 2160.11 – Staten Island ferry
  • 2160.12 – Toward Brooklyn from South Ferry
  • 2160.13 – Manhattan Towers from the East River
  • 2160.14 – Manhattan Towers from the East River
  • 2160.15 – The Amy B and Brooklyn

July 7, 1960

July 8, 1960

  • 2160.29 through 38 – Paintings from Met
  • 2260.1 through 14 – Same

July, 9, 1960

July 11, 1960

  • 2260.28 – United States Secretariat
  • 2260.29 – United Nations Assembly
  • 2260.30 – Above East River (from plane headed to San Francisco)

October 17, 1962

  • 562.37 – [FINAL SHOT] Painting — Corot- Village Street (1853) Metropol Mus.

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Here is a view of the United States Secretariat as it appeared on July 11, 1960.

Click here to see other Then and Now shots from that day.  Note: The Cushman shots have been reproduced on this site with the written consent of Indiana University, which owns the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection.

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A view west on 42nd Street and Broadway as it appeared on July 9, 1960.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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Here is Delmonico’s, at 56 Beaver Street, as it appeared on July 7, 1960.  Click here to see other Then and Now shots from that day.

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Peter Minuit Plaza as it appeared on July 5, 1960.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of Pearl Street and Peck Slip as it appeared on October 7, 1942.  The oldest house (at the time) in Manhattan can barely be seen in this shot.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of City Hall in the early morning as it appeared on October 6, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 6, 1942 page.

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A view of Second Avenue and 2nd Street as it appeared on October 4, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 4, 1942 page.

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Here is a view looking up Broadway from Battery Park as it appeared on October 1, 1942.  To see more Then and Now shots from that day please go to the October 1, 1942 page.

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A view of Trinity Church as it appeared on October 3, 1942.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view of Peck Slip as it appeared on September 27, 1941.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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A view looking east on Wall Street as it appeared on June 6, 1941.  Trinity Church is in the background, the New York Stock Exchange is on the left, and a statute of George Washington in front of Federal Hall is on the right.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.