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Slideshow: The lost world of New York

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A museum reveals a cache of remarkable images of life in the city since the 1850s

In 1947, Stanley Kubrick shot the ‘Shoe Shine Boy’ series, which is held in the Museum of the City of New York’s archives. The story follows Mickey, a 12-year-old from Brooklyn, who shines shoes for 10 cents a time to help support his nine siblings. This was one of many photo essays Kubrick shot for Look magazine, where he worked before becoming a filmmaker.

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