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115 Years Of Vintage Photos Show How Times Square Has Changed

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It wasn't until New Year's Eve 1907 that the annual ball-drop began in what we now call Times Square. (Previously Longacre Square, it was renamed for The New York Times in 1904.)

Here's a look at how one of Manhattan's most famous spots has evolved in the past 100-plus years:

For more old-school Times Square photos, check out the New York City Department of Records, Gothamist's

">gallery of Getty Images from 1970s-era Times Square, and

">Retronaut's photos of billboards in Times Square circa 1900.

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