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103 years of Times Square History, featuring photos from The New York Times.

"Times Square Through the Lens" documents the rich and diverse history of one of the world's most famous town centers. From the dirt streets of Longacre Square, as the neighborhood was once known, through the present, Times Square has always served as the communal center of the city, where people gathered to share both good news and bad. It has also served as an international center for culture, ablaze in neon and filled with the excitement of opening nights. "Times Square Through the Lens" documents the district's unique history through the extensive photo archives of The New York Times - teenagers screaming at the arrival of John, Paul, George and Ringo; the USO serving doughnuts and coffee to WWII soldiers; crowds and cameras at the opening of the film, "The Sound of Music."

Sponsor: The New York Times