Photo of the Week

As late as 1936, steam locomotives shared tracks in the city with diesel and electric trains, horses shared the roads with trucks, and could that be a tall-masted ship docking on Staten Island’s North Shore? This week’s selected photo comes from the NYPL collection, taken by noted urban photographer Percy Loomis Sperr on May 22, 1936.

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Sperr’s photo shows Bodine Creek crossed by the old and new trestles of the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island RailwayContinue reading

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