5th Avenue - ca. 1912
Fifth Avenue as seen from 42nd Street (looking north), New York, circa 1912. The Temple Emanu-El (synagogue) is on the right, corner of 43rd St. The old Hotel Bristol is on the left, corner of 42nd Street. Photo published by Detroit Photographic Co.
Fifth Avenue became synonymous with fashionable life, the site of mansions, cultural and social institutions, and restaurants and shops catering to the elite.
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