These Kodachrome photographs were taken by Harold Mayer, a pioneer of urban geography and specialist in urban and transport geography of North America, especially New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia. A professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during his academic career, Professor Mayor gathered a large photographic collection to teach his students.
Take a look back at Manhattan, New York City in the 1940s and 1950s through these 13 fascinating vintage color photographs below:
Times Square, 1948.
United Nations buildings under construction, 1951.