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Snapshots in Storefronts: Historic Photos of the Village from the GVSHP Collection
Thursday, September 23-Friday, October 29

This self-guided exhibit featuring images from the GVSHP photograph collection explores archival images of the Village’s past, from the elevated trains of the turn-of-the-last century to 1950s preservation efforts and destructive development around Washington Square Park. Download the map and visit the various images located in some of our most beloved small business storefronts and experience through these images both the continuity and change the Village has experienced over time.

Click here for self-guided exhibit tour map

Browse a selection of additional images from the GVSHP collection:

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Walking tour

Sunday, October 17
1:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Meeting location available upon registration
RSVP to or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35

Presented in conjunction with Snapshots in Storefronts, this walking tour, conducted by GVSHP staff member Sheryl Woodruff, will explore the history of GVSHP’s collection, offer interesting tidbits about the businesses where the images are located, and investigate the history of the neighborhood evoked by the archival photographs. The tour will visit such local businesses as Murray’s Cheese, Porto Rico, and Garber Hardware, and treats will be provided throughout.

Thank you to the sponsors of the opening:


Thank you to our participating businesses:

A Salt & Battery
C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries
Garber Hardware
Murray’s Cheese
Porto Rico Importing Co.
SoHo Wines & Spirits
St. Mark’s Bookshop
Tea & Sympathy & Carry On Tea & Sympathy
Your Neighborhood Office

Former Brevoort Hotel lobby, New York Bound Collection, 1948.

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