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These Are The Oldest Photos Of 15 Famous Cities Around The World

These Are The Oldest Photos Of 15 Famous Cities Around The World image

These Are The Oldest Photos Of 15 Famous Cities Around The World

This collection of photos reveals how iconic city skylines looked like back in the mid-19th century.

This was back when the camera had first invented and still required an extremely long exposure period. The long exposure coupled with the the fact that there were less cars and skyscrapers makes many of these cities look like ghost towns!

Take Toronto for example – the city still had big, empty dirt roads back in1865 when the shot in this series was taken. And Tokyo? You definitely won't spot any of those neon ads which have become so synonymous with Tokyo's aesthetic.

Keep scrolling for rare throw-back photos of San Fransisco, Jerusalem, Mumbai, L.A., and more!


1. Athens, 1845


2. Berlin, 1840


3. Bombay, 1850


4. Copenhagen, 1840


5. Dublin, 1848


6. Edinburgh, 1848


7. Jerusalem, 1844


8. London, 1839


9. New York, 1848 and 1850


10. Paris, 1838


11. Rome, 1842


12. Singapore, 1844


13. Sydney 1855 and 1858


14. Toronto, 1856


15. Washington, D.C. 1846


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