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These street photographs show typical vault lights.
In NYC, they were everywhere.

Negatives: Brian Merlis Collection.


85'00"S of 149th St. & Mott Ave. (6214) R5 S15 N.E. Corner 96th St. & Lexington Ave. (6251) R5 S11 Concessions · 155 Flatbush Ave. (107) N.W. Corner Flatbush Ave. Ext. & Myrtle Ave. (110) Lexington Ave. & 86th St. (6206) R5 Agree.I.V.
(1) 85'00"S of 149th St.
& Mott Ave.
2/3/1931
(2) N.E. Cor. 96th St.
& Lexington Ave.
6/29/1931
(3) Concessions
Barry Friedman
#155 Flatbush Ave.
7/21/1931
(4) N.W. Cor. Flatbush Ave.
Ext. & Myrtle Ave.
7/21/1931
(5) Lexington Ave.
& 86th St.
8/28/1931

(1) Excelsior Lunch | Ciro's Barber Shop | Sobol Bros. (SOCONY GASOLINE) | 7V1194 (2) United Cigars | Farm Crest (Cake, Cookies) (3) Trommer's Malt Brews | *Interborough Rapid Transit Company | The Brooklyn Standard Union (Daily) | N. Y. Eve. Journal | Fort Hamilton Boxing Club (Mickey White vs. Harry Wallace, Frankie Marino vs. Johnny Huber) | H. Barnett Inc. (Liberal Loans on Diamonds & Jewelry) (4) * | J. Ressler | Superior Cafeteria | Max Schwarz's La Primadora (Havana Cigars) Dr. W. Frieder (Dentist) (5) George Lappos (Concessions) | Star Ham (Painted Brick Sign) | Manufacturers Trust Company (Painted Brick Sign)