Analog in New York City

Today at the Analog Office, we’re doing a lot of laundry after a trip to New York City.

Traces of analog New York can be seen in museums. Here’s an early 20th century photographer’s log from the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn.

logbook showing numbered photographs and their descriptions

Photographers documented the building of the subway system, and they also documented the streets before the work crews opened them up.

Traces of analog New York can also be seen on the streets:

sign For Wolf's Paper and Twine Company painted on the side of a brick building

The Wolf Paper and Twine Company merged with another company and left this location in 2003, but the sign remains.

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Spivack, C. (2020) “See the evolution of NYC’s subway system in vintage photos,” Curbed NY, 14 February. Available at: (Accessed: 15 April 2023).

Wolf Paper and Twine Company, 14 to 42 - 21st Street (no date). Available at: (Accessed: 15 April 2023).

Walsh, K. (2019) “21st STREET, Chelsea, Forgotten New York, 30 June. Available at: (Accessed: 15 April 2023).

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