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Fifth Ave. bus

1913 July 10.

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows buses on Fifth Avenue, New York City, including one made by De Dion-Bouton of France (right). The Washington Square Arch is in the background. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2762-7

Copper Kettle, ggaabboo, SonySchoey, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Infrogmation 89 months ago | reply

    Looks to be Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village in background at right

  2. falconn67 89 months ago | reply

    It looks like 7/10/13 is written backwards on the right border.

  3. Arden (LOC P&P) 88 months ago | reply

    Infrogmation and falconn67: Thanks for the comments about the date and location of this photo. It does look like Washington Square Arch, New York City. We will add the information to the description and update the database.

  4. technogeo 87 months ago | reply

    The vehicle on the right was made by De Dion-Bouton of France.

  5. lucky_dog 86 months ago | reply

    the fifth avenue bus company began assigning route numbers to buses instead of descriptions in 1916.

    so if this was 1916, the bus to the left would be called the #5, and the bus to the right would be the #2

    today's buses use similar route numbers, the M5, and the M2.

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