New York City in 1911

New York is ever-changing and even though we live in a very different time, nothing makes the past feel more immediate than video. This footage, shot in 1911 by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern, was first restored by MoMA in 2018 and now again by video editor Denis Shiryaev. It shows different neighborhoods all around Manhattan, with much of the same architecture and landmarks that we still see today. And while it’s fun to see all the things that are different (the clothes! the cars! the signage!), it’s even more interesting to feel that we’ve walked the same roads as so many others who came before us and loved this city just as well.